Red Flag Day in Lancaster County
IMMEDIATE MEDIA ADVISORY RELEASE DATE: May 4, 2015
RED FLAG DAY IN LANCASTER COUNTY
Due to the current weather conditions in the County, the National Weather Service has declared
a Red Flag Warning for Lancaster County. This means that the threat of field and woods fires are very
high due to dry, windy conditions.
Randall S. Gockley, County EMA Director, is recommending that no one due open burning today
or during any Red Flag Day. Gockley stated “Common sense has to come into play and people with
brush and trash piles can wait until it is not as dry. I would highly support law enforcement fining any
one causing an out of control fire due to burning on a dangerous day like today”.
Woods and brush fires can spread to structures and can be very dangerous and time consuming
on the local fire service resources. According to Gockley, “most natural cover fires can be prevented by
asking people to burn when conditions are not as severe. Prevention is the priority of the fire service.”
For additional information, citizens can contact their local municipal office or the Lancaster
County Emergency Management Office at 1-800-808-5236.
END OF RELEASE
For additional information contact Gockley at 1-800-808-5236