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Pennsylvania is at a risk of increased wildfires now due to lack of snow

March, April, and May are when Pennsylvania is at its greatest risk of wildfires; however, the lack of snow this past winter is making that risk earlier and greater.

Pennsylvania has recorded a record number of wildfires for the month of February in 2023 -- this is the most wildfires in the month of February in more than 80 years!

Before starting outdoor fires:

Check for burn bans Never leave fire unattended

Source: DCNR

Make sure fire is completely out before leaving