News Conference Scheduled

The heat is not helping the forest fire situation in the mountains.

A news conference is set for Tuesday afternoon to discuss the high number of wildfires across the commonwealth.

Last week, the Kentucky Division of Forestry brought in fire fighters from other parts of the state to help fight forest fires in eastern Kentucky.

Forestry officials in Betsy Layne say they still need at least eight more fire fighters to help fight the fires in their area.

The news conference is set for one Tuesday afternoon at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.

The statewide burning ban issued by Governor Fletcher remains in effect.

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