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Officials Believe Many Forest Fires Deliberately Set

By: Danielle Morgan Email
By: Danielle Morgan Email

At least 300 acres are burning near a Southeastern Kentucky community. Residents say they're worried the fire is getting too close to their homes. One woman says more needs to be done to stop arsonists.

Two separate first are burning at this hour and have consumed at least 300 acres in Bell County. Some residents fear the fire is getting too close to their homes. Forestry officials believe the fires were deliberately set. Middlesboro resident Sherri Hoskins says fires have been started in her neighborhood every year for the last 13 years and she wants something is done about it.

Forestry officials say no homes are in immediate danger. They believe the fire will be contained by Monday night.

Forestry officials say no homes are in immediate danger and the fire should be under control before the end of the night.

Officials ask you to call the arson hotline at 1-800-27-ARSON if you see someone starting a fire.


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