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New Yorkers reminded of outdoor burning dangers

April 17, 2017 06:47 PM

ALBANY - New Yorkers are being warned about the dangers of wildfires.

Forest rangers joined authorities at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Monday to talk about the risks of outdoor burning.

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Even with rain, the risk of brush fires is still high in parts of the state. Warmer temperatures and gusting winds serve to increase that risk.

There is a statewide ban on open burning in effect until May 14.

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