Red Flag en Red Flag Alert For Upstate NY <p></p><p>The National Weather Service in Albany says dangerous weather conditions have made the entire upstate New York and Western Massachusetts area vulnerable to fire.</p><p>The term "Red Flag Warning" has been in the headlines recently.&nbsp; City of Albany Fire Department Deputy Chief Joseph Toomey says spring is a prime time for brush fires because of the dry conditions:&nbsp; New York's burn ban law, enacted in 2009, prohibits open burning within that window. During the ban, there are stiffer penalties along with added restrictions.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:34:46 +0000 Dave Lucas 61717 at