A picture of a wildfire

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration warns that higher-than-normal temperatures and seasonal winds could heighten the risk of wildfires this spring.

The family of a federal firefighter from Vermont who was killed while battling a wildfire near the Nevada-Utah line says he had a passion for people and the outdoors, and had hoped to become a paramedic.

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State forest rangers are battling a growing wild fire in the eastern Adirondack woods that has scorched about 100 acres since an unattended campfire sparked the blaze over the weekend.

The early taste of summer brought a spate of wildfires to our area. 

First it was northern Berkshire County, then Ulster and Sullivan. Now, fast-moving brush fires have spread throughout the Catskills over the last several days. The Lanesville fire, one of largest of several to impact the area, was declared around noon Sunday "fully contained."


A wildfire on the side of a mountain off Route 214 has consumed some 200 acres in the Greene County hamlet of Lanesville.

The blaze broke out Thursday; water is being collected from Schoharie Reservoir by a specialized airplane that’s using it to douse the fire from the air.

Senator Charles Schumer
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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be ready to approve financial assistance for the wildfire in Sullivan and Ulster Counties that has been burning since Sunday.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday says state resources have been deployed to fight a forest fire that began in Sullivan County and spread to Ulster County.

U.S. Department of Agricultural, Forest Service

Three firefighters from western Massachusetts are back home after fighting forest fires in the western United States.

Vermont DEC

Vermont officials say dry, breezy conditions have created a high risk for wild fires.