Kentucky Firefighters To Help Battle Fires In Northwest

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Fourteen full-time and five seasonal Kentucky Division of Forestry firefighters are leaving today to assist in fighting wildfires in Idaho. An additional forestry employee left yesterday to assist with information and communications on a large fire in Oregon.

The US Forest Service requested assistance from the Kentucky Division of Forestry yesterday. The Kentucky firefighters are expected to be on the fire lines in Idaho for up to 14 days, but may return sooner if wildfire conditions improve.

The firefighters will be on personal leave from their state jobs. Their salaries, both while fighting the fires and during additional travel days, as well as their travel expenses will be paid for by the U-S Forest Service.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by david Location: ne ky on Jul 13, 2007 at 05:16 AM
    good luck to the crew and come back safe


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8456122 -
Gray Television, Inc.