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Wildfire Prevention Week in PA

Written By: Kellie Meyer

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is proclaiming this week Wildfire Prevention Week.

Wildfire Prevention Week in PA

March 17, 2014

HARRISBURG, PA (WENY) --  This week is wildfire prevention week in Pennsylvania.
     Governor Tom Corbett said the week will run from Sunday March 16th through Saturday March 22nd. He said drying March winds and warming temperatures quickly can combine to increase fire dangers across Pennsylvania's forests.
     Department of Conservation and Natural Resources statistics show nearly 85 percent of Pennsylvania's wildfires occur in March, April and May.
     Anglers, campers and other state forest visitors are reminded open fires are prohibited on state forestland from March 1st to May 25th.
     For more information on Wildfire Prevention Week activities, contact local district foresters; call the Bureau of Forestry at (717) 787-2925; or visit http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/ (Select 'Forestry' under 'Quick Links' then 'Wild land Fire').