Conditions are Prime for Brush Fires


(WBRE/WYOU- TV) Fire crews were busy in the Pocono’s for much of the day battling brush fires all across Monroe County. We caught up with firefighters putting out a fire that burned several acres in the White Oaks Country Estates in Hamilton Township. Two departments and the Bureau of Forestry responded to make sure the flames didn’t spread to the nearby homes. The fire chief tells Eyewitness News someone burning brush started this fire.

The chief says conditions are perfect for fires with the wind, old leaves, and debris on the ground.

 “There’s a reason why townships have burn bans in effect and burning hours. Here’s a prime example burning out of hours and during the day we’re short manpower and trying to get help is a tough job during the day,” Said Chief Leon Clapper, Blue Ridge Hook, and Ladder Fire Company.

 The chief also says if it’s windy out don’t try burning as it may spread fast.

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