Wildfire at Land Between Lakes expected to burn itself out

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service is expecting a wildfire at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area to extinguish itself in the next couple of days as rain moves into the area.

The agency said in a news release the fire started Sunday afternoon in a forested area off Forest Service Road 120 in Lyon County. Firefighters from the Forest Service as well as Eddyville and Kuttawa responded, building a fire break to contain the fire.

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The fire was still covering some 28 acres on Monday, and officials expected smoke to continue through Monday evening.

Land Between The Lakes Fire Specialist Todd Lerke said the fire is expected to stay within the contained area of about 43 acres.

The Forest Service said wetting rain was expected Monday night through Tuesday.

 

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