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September 24, 2021 - Lewisberry, PA

ADVISORY - Wolf Administration Urges Citizens to Practice Fire Safety as Fall Wildfire Season Gets Underway

Members of the Wolf Administration today visited Gifford Pinchot State Park in York County to highlight the growing risks wildfires pose to recreational sites, personal property, and critical industries throughout the commonwealth.

State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego praised volunteer fire companies' service to their communities, as well as fire fighters who have joined the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry crews battling wildfires far beyond Pennsylvania's borders.

"Now more than ever, we know that wildfires pose a dangerous and growing threat to our state's forests, economic interests and the communities that live and recreate near them," Trego said. "Despite the persistent rain we've seen throughout the summer, wildfires and brush fires remain a risk, especially as we head into the fall wildfire season."