Burn ban in effect for local counties

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GLASGOW, Ky (WBKO/AP) - UPDATED: 09/23/19

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Cumberland County is also under a burn ban.

Judge-Executive John Phelps signed an executive order imposing a temporary burn ban on all outdoor burning.

Any person violating this ban shall be subject to fines and penalties.

The burn ban will remain in effect until there’s enough rain to mitigate the fire hazard

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Updated 09/18/19 10:43---

Butler County has issued a burn ban for the county. Judge-Executive Tim Flener signed the ban Wednesday morning, "due to current and predicted weather, dry conditions, elevated winds, and low humidity".

A burn ban prohibits the lighting or maintenance of an open fire anywhere in the county. Those who violate the ban are subject to fines and penalties.

Mammoth Cave National Park has also placed a ban on all open fires immediately. The restriction applies to the use of campfires in the park’s three front country campgrounds and all back-country campsites and picnic areas.
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An open burn ban is in effect immediately until further notice in Barren County.

Barren County Judge/Executive Michael Hale signed the executive order that states no person shall light or maintain an open fire at any location in Barren County while the ban is in effect. Any person violating this ban shall be subject to fines and penalties.

Warren, Allen, Todd, Monroe, Logan and Edmonson have also implemented a burn ban.

Officials ordered burn bans on Monday in Laurel, Floyd, Johnson, Knox, Lee, Lincoln, Magoffin, Pike and Whitley counties. Jackson County issued a ban on Sunday.

Officials say the bans will remain in place until there's enough rain to mitigate the fire hazard.