New York Forest Losses Cut
Loss from forest fires this year in the State of New York were the lowest in the history of the Conservation Department, Governor Harriman announced in November. Rainy weather was the greatest factor.
In the “fire year” from November 1, 1955, through October 31, 1956, 943 fires had burned 5,275 acres of forest. The best previous year was 1950 when 1,281 fires burned 8,181 acres. In the 1955 fire year, 23,127 acres were burned over by 1,720 fires.