Dry conditions make for moderate fire danger in the state

  • Source: WTEN-TV ABC 10 Albany
  • Published: 08/02/2022 12:00 AM

As the hot and dry weather continues this summer, a large portion of New York State, including parts of the Capital Region, is at a moderate fire danger. As these conditions persist, officials are urging everyone to take precautions to help prevent the possibility of wildfires. “A lot of the grasses are drying out quickly. We definitely need some rain,” said Albany Pine Bush Executive Director Chris Hawver, pointing to some wilted plants near the preserve’s visitor center. “We always have concerns about wildfire at the Pine Bush, because you know, 3,400 acres of open space,” he added. The Pine Bush has plans in place to help prevent that risk. Its naturally green and colorful landscape is dotted with brown leaves and other signs of prescribed burns.


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