County Wild Fires
COUNTY– In April there were 10 wildfires in Clearfield County and investigators
believe arson was the cause.
the day Wednesday, April 16, the fires scorched a total of 35 acres of private
lands near Shiloh, Bradford Township. Local volunteer fire companies and Bureau
of Forestry personnel were called to fire after fire throughout the day.The number
of fires made investigators believes arson was involved.
state Bureau of Forestry is seeking the public’s help while looking into these
fires, which investigators have labeled arson.
surrounding these wildfires lead us to believe they were intentionally set,”
said the bureau’s Forest Fire Protection Division Chief Randall White. “The
sheer number of fires in such a small area required several fire departments,
working with our people, to bring them under control. Wildfire arson has historically been a
serious problem in this area and fires like this put the public and first
responders at risk.”
information offered on anyone observed in that area near that time will be
treated with utmost importance and strictest confidence, White said.
can be forwarded to bureau Special Investigator Terry Smith, 717-362-1472; firstname.lastname@example.org.