SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – Very dry air since the start of last weekend continuing through at least this week is providing an increased threat of brushfires across CNY. More details are below.

Dormant brush, dried up leaves provides brushfire threat

The dry air the rest of the week into the weekend combined with the dormant brush and dried up leaves from last year is providing a recipe for a slightly higher than normal threat of brushfires.  

Remember, there is a burn ban across New York State now through mid-May. Do not discard your cigarettes carelessly, your bonfires and cooking fires should be no higher than 3 feet and no wider than 4 feet, and control burns are okay too according to the D.E.C.