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Burn Ban Imposed on Hudson Area Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

The bad news is that Hudson-area residents may not be able to enjoy bonfires this Labor Day weekend because of a burn ban that will go into effect Thursday. The good news is that they will be able to use their grills.

UPDATE (8:37 a.m., Aug. 30, 2012): The posted the following burn ban announcement on its website:

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.

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ORIGINAL POST (5:09 p.m., Aug. 29, 2012): A burn ban will take effect at midnight Aug. 30 for the , the , the , and the , and it will remain in place "until we get significant moisture," said 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.

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