Saturday, September 26, 2015
Ky.’s fall fire hazard season starts Oct. 1
During that period, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Violations can result in fines and/or jail time.
The county has been dry for several weeks, making the risk of fire very high as vegetation begins to go dormant. Since Aug. 20, just more than a half-inch of rain has fallen in Crittenden County according to data from the local Kentucky Mesonet weather and climate monitoring station.