(FISHKILL, NY) The Rombout Fire Department is advising residents that conditions are ripe for brush fires and individuals should take care to avoid accidentally starting one.

"The heavy undergrowth is being dried out. People just have to be careful," said Rombout spokesman Kevin Barry. "People have to be watch out for things, like throwing cigarette butts out of car windows, barbeques and fireplace embers."

The state Department of Environmental Conservation prohibits burning brush between March 16 and May 14, due to the increased risk of wildfires.

Poughkeepsie Journal Article

NYS Dec Press Release

About Rombout

Rombout is an all volunteer fire company formed in 1971, and is named after the “ Rombout Patent ” which once covered most of the land in Dutchess County, NY. Rombout has about 50 active members, and many more exempt/associate members.

Rombout Fire Company protects the Rombout Fire District. Rombout is one of five fire departments or districts that protect the residents of the Town & Village of Fishkill, NY.

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