Reason For I-84 Lane Closure: Car Causes 4 Fires In Upstate New York
We learned the very odd reason why police had to close part of I-84 in the Hudson Valley.
In its latest "DEC Forest Rangers - Week in Review" which highlights recent statewide forest ranger actions, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced the cause of fire in a wooded area behind Interstate 84 in Dutchess County
Brush Fires Close Part Of I-84 In Dutchess County
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Wildland Fire: Town of East Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York
All four fires were extinguished around 4 p.m. Interstate 84 in Dutchess County was fully reopened around the same time.
According to the New York State DEC, last year, Forest Rangers conducted 359 search and rescue missions, extinguished 162 wildfires covering more than 1,300 acres, participated in 53 prescribed fires that served to rejuvenate nearly 900 acres of land, and worked on cases that resulted in hundreds of tickets and arrests.
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