By: KDKA-TV News Staff
YORK COUNTY (KDKA) — The Wolf Administration wants people to remember fire safety as wildfire season begins.READ MORE: 'Run-Hide-Fight Really Does Work': Tree Of Life Survivor Audrey Glickman Wants Others To Remember 'It Can Happen Again'
On Friday, leaders were in a state park in York County talking about the increasing risk of wildfires.
Typically, the fall wildfire season is in October and November in Pennsylvania.READ MORE: Community Garden In Pittsburgh Holds Volunteer Events To Help Community Heal After Tree Of Life Shooting
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,” Bruce Trego, State Fire Commissioner, said.
In April of this year, a wildfire tore through Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette County, burning nearly 500 acres.MORE NEWS: Study: Rural Home Sales In Pennsylvania Increased During Pandemic
Trego said 99% of all wildfires in Pennsylvania are caused by people.