Ky. Prepares for 'Active' Forest Fire Season

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Kentucky Division of Forestry is gearing up for a potentially bad wildfire season.

A lack of rain during the summer months coupled with strong spring storms and tornadoes that knocked down trees have left Kentucky's forests littered with fuel for wildfires.

Kentucky's chief forester, Leah MacSwords, said the accumulation of storm-damaged trees and smaller tinder that died as a result of drought will lead to an "active" fire season and pose dangers for firefighters.

MacSwords urged Kentuckians to take extra precautions with campfires. She also called for them to keep on the lookout for forest arson, the major cause of wildfires in Kentucky.

The fall fire season started in Kentucky on Monday. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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