Crews Battle Forest Fires In Several Counties

Fire crews are working hard Monday to put out forest fires in ten counties across the state.

Hundreds of acres of forest land go up in flames in Johnson, Martin, Magoffin, Jackson, Owsley, Perry, Clay, Laurel, Bell, and McCreary counties.

One of the hardest hit is Jackson County where crews are battling four forest fires. One of those is in the Foxtown area, about eight miles north of McKee.

Thick smoke can be seen rising as the flames consume sections of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Part of the reason forestry crews have been so busy is because the windy weather conditions are perfect for the spread of forest fires.

Firefighters say most of the raging forest fires were intentionally set. An arson investigation is currently underway in Jackson County.

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