IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE Date: November 15, 2013
SEVERAL BRUSH FIRE PLAGUE LANCASTER COUNTY FIRE SERVICE
Due to current dry and windy conditions, citizens are asked to hold off on open burning of
leaves until conditions improve. As of 1:30 pm this afternoon, County companies are on multiple
woods fires. Initial reports are that some, if not all the fires were caused by people burning leaves
and the fire spread due to the dry, windy conditions.
Fires this afternoon have been reported in Manor, Conoy and Little Britain Townships. The most
serious fire is currently at Pittsburg Hill Rd., Manor Township. Personnel from 5 stations are fighting
Randall Gockley, County EMA Director is urging citizens to not burn leaves until we get
additional rainfall. Also, in some municipalities, you cannot burn leaves so local municipal
ordinances must be followed. Depending on the seriousness of the event, the responsible
party may be held financially liable for the firefighting costs.
END OF RELEASE
Gockley can be contacted at 664-1200