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County Executive Astorino Orders Ban On Fires In Parks Due To Dry Weather

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- County Executive Rob Astorino announced Wednesday there is a ban on open fires at all county parks as a result of the increased risk of fire caused by recent dry conditions.

“The lack of rainfall in the past several weeks has caused our parks throughout the county to become extremely dry,” Astorino said. “Until we receive some substantial rainfall, we ask that all visitors to our parks take precautions to protect our parkland.”

Astorino reminds residents that charcoal and propane fires only will be permitted for cooking in permanently fixed grills in the parks during the ban. No open fires are permitted.

The Parks Department will continue to monitor conditions on a daily basis and will re-evaluate the ban if any significant rainfall occurs.

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