The largest single fire was roughly eight acres in the town of Caroga in Fulton County. Forest rangers say that blaze was caused by the burning of debris on private property. The area is still being patrolled to make sure that no hotspots reignite.
The vast majority of blazes this summer have been triggered by recreational campfires, but the DEC says two of the biggest fires were sparked by a lightning strike and by operations of the scenic railroad between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid.
Despite the weekend's rain, the fire danger remains high in many areas and the DEC is urging campers to use gas stoves rather than open campfires.
On Friday, Governor Cuomo issued a statewide ban on the burning of brush. That order canceled any permits for burning in the Adirondacks.