The state's seasonal restrictions on when residents can do controlled burns have been lifted.
Kentucky’s fall forest fire hazard season has officially ended, according to a news release from the Division of Forestery.
The restriction on burning times is no longer in place until the start of the spring fire season Feb. 15. The state, however, continues to encourage everyone to be vigilant when burning or building fires in the open.
They say residents are still responsible for results of any of their burning and must always take proper precautions. All Division for Air Quality and Division of Waste Management regulations still apply, as well as any local restrictions.
Since Jan. 1, 2013, KDF has suppressed 948 wildland fires that have burned 22,821 acres across the state. Forestry officials reported the following causes for this year’s wildfires: 679 arson fires, 155 debris fires and 114 fires from a variety of other causes. The spring rains and cooler fall temperatures have likely contributed to lower fire numbers for this year.