Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – By now, you’ve probably noticed the lack of rain is creating dry conditions this summer – including grass turning brown in many yards.
NewsChannel 9 viewer Tyler wants to know what the fire danger is and if it’s been elevated.
The State Department of Environmental Conservation is in charge of declaring the fire danger levels.
On Monday, certain parts of the state were elevated from moderate to high-risk fire areas – including Central New York.
The high classification means that fires can start and spread easily. Things like campfires and brushfires are likely to escape and burn at a high intensity. The DEC says they are monitoring this situation to see if they need to elevate the fire-danger risk even more. If you have a question for the Your Stories team, call (315) 446-9900 or email YourStories@9wsyr.com.