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Elevated wildfire risk Thursday across Western New York

The annual statewide burn ban is in effect through Friday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rapid wildfire spread is possible Thursday across Western New York because of our stretch of warm and dry conditions.

Full sunshine and a bit of a breeze could allow a wildfire to spread rapidly in these conditions. Western New York has not received any rainfall in the past eight days and the month of May has only brought Buffalo half of it normal rainfall with none expect until the weekend.

The annual statewide burn ban is in effect through Friday and no burn permits will be issued.