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Kentucky burning restrictions still in place

From WRIL/Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

As in the Fall, February 15th to April 30th, the KDF is reminding you that there is to be no burning from 6:00am to 6:00pm and after that time it must be at least 150 feet from a wooded area.

Bell and Harlan Counties have already experienced some brush fires in the past week.

By restricting burning until after 6 p.m. during the fall and spring, winds are typically lower and the humidity is higher, making outdoor fires more manageable and less likely to become wildfires.

Arson continues to be the leading cause of wildfires in Kentucky, and will again be a focus of the division. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officers will once again be assisting the division by investigating arson-caused wildfires.

Arson is a felony and anyone convicted of arson can face fines and imprisonment.

Anyone considering doing outdoor burning should read the Kentucky Division for Air Quality’s web page, or call the Division for Air Quality at (502) 782-6592 to learn about other specific regulations before burning.

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