Crews battle brushfires in Luzerne County

  • Source: WBRE-TV NBC 28 Wilkes-Barre
  • Published: 04/06/2021 05:44 PM

Fire crews were on the move throughout the area to battle several wildfires. Some proved to be a close call to burning nearby structures. And with the warmer weather, the time is now to beware. Firefighters in the Back Mountain were busy responding to multiple brush fires on Tuesday. Lynn Sheehan Jr., Deputy Chief Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS, says he’s gone to at least a dozen brush fires in the last two weeks. Some even spread to nearby structures. “Unfortunately people think ‘oh, it’s a nice day out I’m going to burn some trash or burn some brush’. The wind kicks up, and then we get called,” Sheehan said. Ellen Shultzabarger, Director of the Bureau of Forestry says these warm, dry, windy spring days puts us smack in the middle of wildfire season in Pennsylvania.


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