Burn restrictions in place as fire hazard season begins

Dire Warnings As Western Wildfires Grow

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Officials say Kentucky’s fall forest fire hazard season has begun, meaning it is illegal to burn near a woodland or brushland between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Kentucky Division of Forestry said in a statement that the fall fire season runs Oct. 1 through Dec. 15. Under state law, no burning can take place within 150 feet of a woodland or brushland until after 6 p.m. Officials say burning in the evening makes it harder for fire to escape because humidity levels are typically higher and winds are generally lower.