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BURN BAN IN EFFECT: Wildfires erupt across Allegany County

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Today’s Cuba wildfire can be seen from Interstate 86

By Andrew Harris

Over the last three days, local fire crews have been dispatched to multiple wildfires and a structure fire in Alfred. Within the last hour, fire departments are tackling a fire on West Cuba Road, near Cuba Memorial Hospital.

Yesterday a fire broke out in Bolivar NY, this and images from the Allentown Volunteer Fire Department:

“Allentown units responded to assist Bolivar with a woods fire. Although the fire was not overly large, gaining access proved to be challenging. The terrain was filled with steep rocky hillside and trails that had seen no maintenance. Utvs were eventually able to cut their way in. Allentown 6 laid over 600ft of forestry line along with Indian tanks, chainsaws, rakes. Great job to all involved.”

Volunteers have been reminding residents, begging actually, to please observe the NYS Burn Ban that is in place. This spring is unusually dry and the mild winter left dangerous amounts of fuel in forests and fields. The ban, an annual restriction, ends on May 14th this year.

https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/127269.html

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