Burn Ban has decreased spring wildfires 35 percent since 2009
Ban reduces wildfire risks, protects lives and property
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reminds residents that with warming temperatures and dry conditions, residential brush burning is prohibited March 16 through May 14 across New York State.
Due to the lack of snow cover over much of the state and with rising temperatures ... (Full Story & Photos)
An unfortunate start to the week as we were dispatched for a structure fire at a home located along the shore of Lake Carmel. As members responded to the firehouse a black cloud of smoke could be seen over Lake Carmel. Kent Police arrived and confirmed what we had expected a working house fire. This home was one of the original Lake Carmel homes sold by the Daily Mirror and had been here since the ... (Full Story & Photos)
At approx. 23:15 hrs. we were dispatched to the area of Westleigh Rd. and Manchester Rd. as Putnam 911 received multiple calls for something large on fire. Several caller were from a half mile away. Carmel FD. Chief Dave DiRienzo was in the area and responded. He arrived at the end of a common driveway to which he proceeded down and confirmed a fully involved structure fire. Lake Carmel's mutual aid ... (Full Story & Photos)
The area's first snowfall created some chaos on Route 52 this morning. A vehicle lost control and took out a utility pole and wires. This effected power and phone service to the area. The driver was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. NYSEG came to the scene. AQ tow truck was called the toad was finally opened after a few hours. ... (Full Story & Photos)
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