Kentucky gears up for fall forest fire hazard season

Restrictions put in place as KY braces for active wildfire season
Published: Oct. 3, 2016 at 8:29 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 9, 2016 at 12:28 AM CDT
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KENTUCKY (KFVS) - The Kentucky Division of Forestry began gearing up for fall forest fire hazard season which began Saturday, October 1.

This season runs from October 1 through December 15 and places restrictions on open burning in Kentucky under state law.

The law restricts burning within 15 feet of woodlands or brush lands from the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Division of Forestry states roughly 1,500 wildfires happen each year in Kentucky when looking at the 10 year average.

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