Spring forest fire hazard season begins Monday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Though it may not feel like it outside, the spring forest fire hazard season in Kentucky has officially started as of February 15.

“Despite recent precipitation, dead fuels like grass, leaves, and twigs are rapidly dried with sunlight and wind,” said William H. Steele, Jr., director of the Division of Forestry.  “With only a few hours of sunlight and wind, these fuels can become primed for carrying a wildfire.”

Kentucky law designates February 15 through April 30 as spring forest fire hazard season.  During this time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

To learn more, or to ask questions about outdoor burning restrictions, call 1-888-BURN-LAW.

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