Red Flag

The National Weather Service in Albany says dangerous weather conditions have made the entire upstate New York and Western Massachusetts area vulnerable to fire.

The term "Red Flag Warning" has been in the headlines recently.  City of Albany Fire Department Deputy Chief Joseph Toomey says spring is a prime time for brush fires because of the dry conditions:  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.