New burning rules limit to before 6 a.m., after 6 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Kentucky’s forest fire hazard season begins tomorrow, which means new burning rules. 

You can only burn before 6 a.m. and after 6 p.m. from October 1 until December 15. 

During this time frame, the winds are more calm, humidity is up and in cases where you live near a volunteer fire department, more firefighters are on call in the evenings. 

Also if you start a fire and it leaves your property, you’re liable for any damage it could cause. Any area with dry crops is an easy target for catching fire.

“When you start looking at soybeans as they’re drying out the corn stubble where they harvested the corn crop already, it’s all very tender and can light very easily with just the slightest breeze,” said Woodburn Volunteer Fire Department Police Chief Bob Skipper.

Remember that all fires must be attended to until extinguished.