FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Fire crews say the wildfire in Luzerne County that blazed throughout Friday night and most of Saturday is under investigation.
According to Forest District Manager Nicholas Lylo, the fire broke out early Friday evening in Fairview Township.
Flames consumed the surrounding area while crews worked for hours Friday night to contain the flames within a fire line.
Crews told Eyewitness News additional help arrived Saturday morning to begin burnout and complete the containment.
Lylo stated the fire scorched 110 acres of land and is still smoldering.
“The way the direction of the fire was moving it was moving away from the structures Glen Summit and Route 437 so we did not have any immediate threat to residents, homes. Wildland fires can be hazardous, costly, and can threaten life, property, and infrastructure. Please heed and abide by those warnings when you are alerted to them,” explained Lylo.
The fire broke out during a Red Flag Warning, meaning dry, windy conditions posed a significant threat. No one had to be evacuated during the firefight.
The Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry is stating that the fire is under investigation.