Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season Has Ended

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) -- Kentucky's fall forest fire hazard season has official ended.

State forestry officials say the restriction on burning times is no longer in place until the start of the spring fire season on February 15th.

Kentuckians are still urged to be cautious when burning or building fires in the open. People are responsible for results of any of their burning and must always take proper precautions.

The State Division of Forestry Director says recent precipitation has decreased the number of forest fires.

Since the start of the year The Forestry Division has contained around 900 wildland fires that burned over 22,000 acres across the state.