Forest Fire Report Presented To Governor

Governor Fletcher is now considering recommendations on how to reduce forest fires across the state.

The Wildland Arson Task Force, which includes several officials from eastern Kentucky, presented a report to Governor Fletcher.

It suggests stopping arsonists by catching and punishing those who set forest fires and preventing fires by making the public more aware of the problem.

In the last six years, fires have burned over 400 thousand acres and cost more than 20 million dollars to fight.

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