Freeze Warning expires at 9:00 AM on 4/17, issued at 3:24 AM Allen, KY | Annville, KY | Artemus, KY | Ary, KY

Burn Bans Issued In Kentucky

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 6/25/2012 7:27 pm
More than a dozen counties across Kentucky have implemented bans on outdoor burning as the extremely hot, dry weather continues.  Laurel, Jessamine, Madison and Clark are among the counties that have put the restrictions in place as a precautionary measure.
 
In Clark County the fire marshal, Billy Jones, said the ban does not currently prohibit the setting off of fireworks.  He said dry grass is not the only concern.  “Construction material is dry, decking, roofing, trees,” said Jones.  “Everything’s dry right now and could catch on fire really easy.”
 
Jones says while the county has not had a fire started in recent days by outdoor burning the dry conditions have caused other types of fires to spread.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Two Men Injured In Violent Crash In Laurel County
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office said two London men were airlifted to UK Hospital after the car they were in left Wyan Road Tuesday night and hit a tree head-on.
Proposed Walmart In Versailles Causing Controversy
A Walmart Supercenter may be coming to Versailles, but families there have mixed feelings about the development. Video Video
Former Pastor Accepts Plea Deal to Sex Abuse Charges
A former Wayne County pastor who had been indicted on 13 counts of rape in 2011 accepted a plea deal Tuesday.
Lawmakers toughen accountability for districts
A bill aimed at strengthening accountability standards for Kentucky's school districts has won final approval from state lawmakers.
Part Of Bluegrass Pkwy. To Temporarily Close In Woodford Co.
Part of the Bluegrass Parkway in Woodford County will be temporarily closed Thursday. The state said crews would be cleaning up rock slide debris from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.