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DEC: Help prevent wildland fires

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Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:00 am
By the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York forest rangers responded to several smaller wildland fires during the past week. These were either the result of careless campfires or lightning strikes. Due to the dry conditions that prevail throughout most of the state, forest rangers remind people to be careful with fires or ignition devices. It is unlawful to leave a campfire unattended or unextinguished, and to set any fire that may endanger the property of another. 
Visit the DEC website to learn more about how to prevent starting wildland fires: http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/114124.html.
Be sure to properly prepare and plan before entering the backcountry. Visit DEC's hiking safety (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28708.html) and Adirondack backcountry information (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7865.html) webpage for more information.

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