Burning Leaves Set Fire to Neighbor’s Gazebo

Garrison resident issued two violations for damage  

Embers from burning leaves on one property ignited a fire in Garrison that damaged a gazebo on a neighboring property earlier this month, said the Department of Environmental Conservation on Wednesday (Feb. 22). 

The incident took place on Feb. 13 off Schuyler Road, where a 79-year-old homeowner was burning leaves. The 82-year-old owner of the gazebo had a seizure but the rangers who responded provided medical care until an ambulance arrived, said the DEC. 

Rangers issued the person who burnt the leaves two violations for setting a fire which endangered the property of another. 

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