The NWS Fire Weather has issued a Red Flag Warning, effective between 11am and 6pm today. Fire Danger Risk for Schoharie County is currently set at high.
The combination of moderate wind gusts, very low relative humidity and dry fuels have led to this decision. A Red Flag Warning means that any brush fires that develop this afternoon could grow quickly and spread rapidly.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation open burning ban is still in effect until May 14th.