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Dry Conditions Not Helping With Forest Fires

The fight continues to control forest fires across Kentucky.

The fire that's been burning for days in the Daniel Boone National Forest, near the Red River Gorge, now covers hundreds of acres.

Close to 30 firefighters are still battling the flames there.

They're also working to control two fires in the forest in McCreary County, that apparently started on private land, before spreading into the forest.

The dry land and lack of rain have also lead to fires in other areas of the state.

One fire, on a Pulaski County farm, started when a jeep overheated.

Fire officials say a small spark can create a big fire.

Forestry officials put a burn ban into place yesterday in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Dozens of Kentucky counties have also instituted burn bans due to the dry conditions.


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