Pennsylvania travelers have been told to stay away from Pennsylvanian beaches
Pennsylvanians have been advised to stay out of the state’s beaches as a precaution, following the deadly wildfires that ravaged much of the West during the summer of 2017.
The order, issued by the State of Pennsylvania, states that residents are advised to avoid outdoor activities during this time of year, including swimming, biking, hiking, picnicking, camping and picnics.
A new round of wildfire bans was also put in place Wednesday, banning camping, swimming, picnickering, camping without a permit and picnickers under the age of 16.
“We are also issuing a statewide fire ban, which is effective immediately, which will require that all outdoor activities and picnic areas must be closed and all outdoor recreation facilities must be inspected and maintained,” said Governor Tom Wolf in a news release.
Officials say they are not taking the fire bans lightly, and they will continue to monitor the conditions.
“The fire is still raging in a number of counties.
It is going to get worse and worse and we have to keep a very, very close eye on the fire,” said state Senator Mike Folmer, R-Bucks.
“We have been preparing for the worst and we are prepared for the best.”
The governor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.