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Ten Acre Lisle Fire sends Firefighter to Hospital

By Alex Howard (twitter:@alexhoward99).
A brush fire that started in an empty field in Lisle at around 10am this morning wound up putting an un-named firefighter in the hospital for smoke inhalation. He is expected to recover. The fire itself didn't manage to cause much major damage, besides partially burning a barn.

"This is the season where brush fires are starting, the weather is warming, things are drying out, and on a day like today, it's very windy, so anyone who is burning brush in their backyard, or doing any cleanup, it's easy for the fire to get away from them." said Joan Oldroyd, a Forest ranger for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

A burn ban for Broome County goes into place starting on march 15th until April 15th, and officials are saying to avoid having outdoor fires in dry or windy weather.