Brush Fires Continue To Be Problematic In Cattaraugus County

Image courtesy: New York State DEC.

CATTARAUGUS – Brush fires are continuing to be a problem for first responders in Cattaraugus County.

The New York State DEC Forest Ranger report there have been several fires over the past months, including a recent wildland fire last week.

Fire crews from Cattaraugus, Little Valley, Leon, Conewango, Randolph, and East Randolph responded to a large blaze last Wednesday afternoon on an old log mill site in the Town of Cattaraugus.

The one-acre fire, which burned old mill slabs and brush, remains under investigation by DEC Forest Rangers.

The DEC Burn Ban, which was lifted last month, aims to limit the rural blazes during the dry spring months, however officials recommend practicing good fire keeping behavior all summer long to prevent blazes for lighting up.


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