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Fire destroys storage shed, tools in Victor

The cause of a fire that destroyed a storage shed at a Dryer Road home Monday afternoon remains under investigation, but investigators believe the blaze started as a result of a burning brush pile.

Victor and Fishers firefighters responded to the call of a structure fire at 7134 Dryer Road, shortly before 3 p.m. Monday. A passing motorist reported seeing smoke coming from the shed and called 911.

No injuries to the responding firefighters were reported. The fire was placed under control shortly before 3:30 p.m.

The shed stored a variety of tools, which were destroyed in the fire. A 2000 Ford pickup truck also was damaged in the blaze.

The investigation is ongoing, according to fire investigators.

Burning brush and other outdoor fires are prohibited statewide through mid-May because of dry conditions.

Warming temperatures increase the risk for wildfires, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Several small wildfires were reported across Sullivan, Saratoga, Warren, and Suffolk counties this past week, indicating typical spring wildfire activity. People can check for updates on the state’s Fire Danger Map, https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/68329.html).

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