There is a burning ban in effect until May 14th. Please make sure you observe this ban! I can't stress that enough. There have been a couple of large brush fires in the areas recently. So make sure that besides not burning anything around the house there should be absolutely NO camp fires while hiking right now.
The large brush fire in the Shawangunks is 90% under control as of this morning. But there is another fire closer to home in Chichester around Rt 214. It started yesterday and it is still burning. But at this point it is headed up toward Hunter. Many different local fire companies have been called in to work on putting this out.
So please keep everyone safe and refrain from burning anything outside until the local burning ban is lifted later in the month.