WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Tuesday afternoon mountain fire northeast of Waynesboro was the fifth blaze of its type reported to the 911 center in Franklin County, Pa., since March 1.
The fire, reported at 12:30 p.m., was contained to 3 acres of private property off Polidor Road but kept firefighters from seven companies busy for nearly four hours.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by Rod Lyon, a forest fire specialist supervisor with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry.
"Our fire season is about three weeks early," Lyon said. "I just think people are using bad judgment and burning on bad days."