Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning New Yorkers about the risk of wildfires with warmer temperatures expected this spring.
A statewide residential brush burning ban is in effect until May 14. Cuomo also advised residents in eastern New York that there’s the potential for wildfire conditions through 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Dryer, warmer conditions combined with gusty winds increases the risk for wildfires.
“The residential brush burning ban in effect until mid-May will help protect the health and well-being of both New Yorkers and first responders, as warm weather conditions are expected this spring,” Cuomo said in a statement.