Kentucky Fires

Wednesday was a busy day for wildland firefighters in Kentucky.

There were 62 fires burning in the state yesterday, Wednesday, March 7, 2007, consuming more than 1,000 acres. Three structures burned, including a barn valued at $30,000 in Ohio County and a Hart County firefighter is being treated for burns.

Thirty-three of the fires are suspected arson while at least 20 of the wildfires were caused by people burning outdoors.

If you suspect any suspicious fires, you’re urged to call your local law enforcement agency or the Target Arson Hotline at 1-800- 27-ARSON.