Hudson Fire Chief Lifts Burn Ban
After more than six weeks, a burn ban for the City of Hudson, the Village of North Hudson, the Town of Hudson, and the Town of Troy has been lifted by Hudson Fire Chief Jim Frye.
UPDATE (12:49 p.m., Oct. 19, 2012): According to Hudson Fire Chief Jim Frye, the burn ban put in place on Aug. 30 has been lifted due to significant precipitation.
Frye encourages residents to follow these fire safety tips while burning:
- Follow the burning ordinances for your municipality.
- Burn during periods of light wind.
- Only burn what you can control.
- Be sure to completely extinguish everything when done.
Fire Chief Jim Frye has announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2012 a ban on open burning will be in effect until significant rainfall occurs. No open burning is allowed, and this includes fire pits and outdoor fireplaces. The use of charcoal grills for cooking purposes is still allowed. People should use extreme caution when discarding tobacco or smoking materials. This ban includes the City of Hudson, Town of Hudson, Village of North Hudson and portions of the Town of Troy within the Hudson Fire District.
ORIGINAL POST (5:09 p.m., Aug. 29, 2012): A burn ban will take effect at midnight Aug. 30 for the City of Hudson, the Village of North Hudson, the Town of Hudson, and the Town of Troy, and it will remain in place "until we get significant moisture," said Hudson Fire Chief Jim Frye.
With high temperatures, high winds and low dew points on Thursday, the area will experience dangerous wildfire conditions.
"We can tell now that the trees are stressed. They're already losing their leaves," Frye said.
Frye said that no outdoor fires — recreational, disposal or industrial — will be allowed, but residents can still use charcoal or gas grills.