List of Counties Under Burn Ban Grows

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Due to wildfires in eastern and southern Kentucky, and the threat of new fires starting, the number of counties that have implemented county-wide burn bans continues to grow.

According to the Kentucky Division of Forestry, here is the latest list of counties where outdoor burning is currently prohibited:

-Barren County
-Breathitt County
-Clay County
-Fleming County
-Floyd County
-Harlan County
-Jackson County
-Knott County
-Laurel County
-Leslie County
-McCreary County
-Monroe County
-Owsley County
-Perry County
-Pike County
-Whitley County

Law Enforcement with the Department of Fish & Wildlife are helping to investigate suspected arson set fires.

Please report an arsonist to the arson hotline at 1-800-27-Arson.

The current Wildland Fire Activity Report can be found at http://forestry.ky.gov/wildlandfiremanagement/…/default.aspxccording

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