Governor Lifts Statewide Burn Ban

FRANKFORT -- Governor Ernie Fletcher has lifted a statewide burning ban in light of recent rain showers that have decreased wildfire risks, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader in its Saturday edition.

The governor issued the ban on all outdoor burning Oct. 4. The burn ban came in light of a continued drought and one of the most active forest fire seasons in years.

The newspaper reports that although Fletcher has lifted the statewide ban, other burning regulations remain.

It is illegal to burn within 150 feet of a woodland or brush land from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during fire hazard seasons. And before the statewide ban, 35 counties had implemented local burning bans, according to the newspaper.

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  • by mike Location: lexington on Oct 22, 2007 at 11:36 AM
    There has not been nearly enough rain to lift the burn ban! If this is lifted all of the fools who burn their trash will burn their homes and forests as well! We need steady rain for days to constitute lifting this.
  • by shannon Location: on Oct 22, 2007 at 08:30 AM
    This goes to show how out of touch Fletcher is with our southeaster Ky. counties! We have had very little rain, certainly not enough to lift the ban! Maybe he should start watching the news!
  • by just my opion Location: ky on Oct 20, 2007 at 03:35 PM
    I dont see that we had enough rain in our part of ky to do this
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Oct 20, 2007 at 09:13 AM
    Does this mean I can't toast my couch after the U.K./Fla. game?


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