Leaders say everyone plays a role in keeping their neighbors safe and protecting our forests.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Wolf administration wants people to remember fire safety as wildfire season begins.

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On Friday, leaders were in York County to talk about the increasing risk of wildfires. Typically, the fall wildfire season is in October and November in Pennsylvania.

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Leaders say everyone plays a role in keeping their neighbors safe and protecting our forests.

“Despite the persistent rain that we’ve seen throughout the summer and most recently, wildfires and brush fires remain a risk especially as we head into the fall wildfire season,” said state Fire Commission Bruce Trego.

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Trego said 99 percent of all wildfires in Pennsylvania are caused by people.