Elevated Fire Risk continues Wednesday for Allegany and Southern Tier counties

An Elevated Risk for fire spread is occurring again this afternoon and evening in Allegany and other Southern Tier counties, with a FIRE WEATHER WATCH in effect in Potter and McKean counties in neighboring Pennsylvania.

Assist your fire department in minimizing fire calls by sharing this information with family members and friends.

As with Tuesday, warm temperatures which are forecast to reach the low 80s, combined with reduced relative humidity and windy conditions, will dry out dead foliage and brush, creating easy potential for spread of outdoor fires.

A New York State Department of Environmental Conservation annual outdoor Fire Ban already is in effect through the middle of May to try to help overcome this issue, with violators subject to criminal and civil enforcement actions which include a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense.

Open burn ban regulations are available at https://on.ny.gov/3tGrDC9.

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