Firefighters trudge through farm field, battle Stuyvesant brush fire

STUYVESANT, NY (NEWS10) – After nearly four hours of battling the flames Tuesday afternoon, the Stuyvesant Fire Company was finally able to bring a wildfire under control, but they couldn’t do it without much help. This wildfire was unique, forcing firefighters to trudge across a huge field to reach the blaze.

The first call came in just after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Mutual aid was quickly sent from Stuyvesant Falls, Kinderhook Fire, Niverville Fire, Valatie Fire, Stockport Fire, West Gent Fire and Chatham Fire.

The cause of this fire is still under investigation. However, it could be the result of a violation of the New York state fire ban — which is in effect until May 14. Although the restrictions end soon, the fire hazard in the state as a whole is high from Wednesday through Friday, May 11-13.

The North Hudson Fire Department, based in Essex County, said you shouldn’t leave campfires unattended for a week. It is also important to dispose of cigarettes properly.

A map of fire hazards by area, in New York State. (Photo: North Hudson Volunteer Fire Department)

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