The State of New York has asked residents to help prevent dangerous wildfires throughout the Spring season. A statewide residential brush burning ban is in effect now through May 14th.
According to experts dry, warm conditions with gusty winds increase the risk of wildfires.
“The residential brush burning ban in effect until mid-May will help protect the health and well-being of both New Yorkers and first responders, as warm weather conditions are expected this spring,” Cuomo said in a statement.
“I urge New Yorkers to be proactive and prepare for dry weather by taking steps to protect loved ones and property from the dangers of wildfires, and to ensure the safety of communities across the state.”
Additional Spring Safety Information here:
- Bicycle Safety Tips for Spring
- Spring Showers Bring May Flowers, and Potentially Hazardous Driving Conditions
- Spring on the Taconic, Important Information for New York Motorists
- Hiking in New York State