North Warren volunteer firefighters and personnel from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources responded to a brush fire approximately four miles west on Jackson Run Road from the intersection with Route 62 on Monday. It burned two and a half to three acres. The U.S. Forest Service currently ranks fire danger at moderate, because melting snow has kept the soil moist. Without rain, however, the danger will increase. The DCNR's website states that 42 percent of Pennsylvania's wildfires occur in April, and 98 percent of fires are caused by people.
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