US 68 in Mercer County shut down due to large fire

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MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A large fire burning in a Mercer County field has forced the closure of a major highway.

The fire broke out just after 2 p.m. Thursday at a farm near the intersection of U.S. 68 and Chinn Lane.

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The Harrodsburg Police Department says the smoke is so heavy, there is zero visibility in the area.

Traffic is being rerouted while crews work to put the fire out.