State of Emergency in Steuben County

By WBNG News

State of Emergency in Steuben County

July 22, 2010 Updated Apr 25, 2009 at 4:51 PM EDT

Weather conditions capable of causing severe brush fires have led to a State of Emergency in Steuben County.

No open,or recreational burning is permitted at this time.

The County Legislature declared the emergency, which went into affect at 4 PM Friday.

It runs through the weekend, and expires at 4 PM Wednesday.

Anyone who knowingly violates the emergency order is guilty of a Class B Misdemeanor.

Warm temperatures, low humidity, and high winds increase the potential for brush fires.

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