Fall forest fire season brings fear of a bad year

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The Fall Forest Fire Season begins today and Kentucky Division of Forestry officials forecast a potentially bad year for the state.

Even though the state is above normal in rainfall for the year, only a few sunny days could dry out the ground and make conditions ripe for forest fires.

Officials fear that piles of debris from the January ice storm and from the recent floods will be fuel for any fire that starts.

Residents are urged to clean up limbs, rake leaves, and move fire wood away from your house.

REMEMBER- It is illegal during fire season to burn between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. within 150 feet of a wooded area.

For more fire safety information, go to www.forestry.ky.gov

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