Fire Hazard Season Over in KY, but Stay on Guard

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Kentucky's fall forest fire hazard season is officially over, but state officials don't want anyone to let their guard down yet.

Division of Forestry Director Leah MacSwords says recent precipitation has helped, but it would only take a few dry days to have favorable conditions for fires return. MacSwords says the state is still urging people to be cautious with outdoor burning.

The agency enforces Kentucky's forest fire hazard seasons, which run from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15 in the fall and from Feb. 15 to April 30 in the spring.

During those times, outdoor burning is illegal from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland. Other laws and restrictions may also apply, such as air pollution regulations and county burn bans. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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