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Spring Wildfires

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Burning yard debris

It’s springtime in Pennsylvania, that means its wildfire season. The greatest danger of wildfires occurs during the spring months of March, April, and May, and the autumn months of October and November. Did you know that 99 percent of all wildfires are caused by people? Most frequently they start in someone’s backyard and travel through dead grass and leaves into bordering woodlands.

According to the Pennsylvania Wildfire Statistics there was a total of 1,263 wildfires in the months of March, April, and May of last year (2021) and a total of 1,371 for the whole year. Of course, fires can happen during any month or time of day, destroying woodland and wildlife, threatening human lives, homes, and buildings.

It is very important that you check with your township for burn bans and local ordinances on burning. If you decide to burn any debris, keep a close eye on what you are burning and make sure the fire is out completely when you are done.

Happy Spring from SERVPRO of Pottstown!

resource from: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Communities/Wildfire/Pages/default.aspx#:~:text=The%20greatest%20danger%20of%20wildfires,months%20of%20October%20and%20November.

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