EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. - New York State Forest Rangers were back on the scene of a now contained brush fire that started on Best Road in East Greenbush Sunday.
Forest Rangers believe a bon fire is what started the brush fire, though they continue to investigate and have been trying to contact those they believe to be responsible.
Numerous fire departments fought the fire for five hours on Sunday as it burned through more than four acres of wooded area. The burn pile was still smoking when fire fighters arrived on scene Monday.
Forest Rangers warn that it is crucial during this high-risk time for fires to follow a burn ban in effect until May 14th. They say it is illegal to burn brush during this time.
Violators could face a minimum $500 fine if ticketed for not keeping the fire under control and endangering others, according to State Forest Rangers.