SANBORN, N.Y. (WIVB) — Firefighters in Niagara County battled flames in fields in Sanborn Monday afternoon.
A brush fire broke out near Old Shawnee Road on Saunders Settlement Road. Due to high temperatures and winds, firefighters can have a hard time battling brush fires. Fire crews could be helped by incoming rain which is set to hit later in the day.
On May 4, a Red Flag Warning warned of the combustibility of western New York’s surroundings. Although there wasn’t a Red Flag Warning in effect, the region had scorching temperatures over a week period.
Police and fire crews are working to both contain the area and maintain safety. Officials urged drivers to use alternate routes to avoid the fire.