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Dry conditions providing fuel for brush fires

The dry weather continues to cause concern around the state.

Many brush fires have popped up in recent days, including one Tuesday morning in Scott County.

The fire broke out in the Westwoods neighborhood.

Firefighters say the fire burned about half an acre of woods before they could get it under control. They believe it could have been a lot worse, because it could have easily moved toward some nearby homes.

"As dry as its been, and as much trouble as we've had, we've been extremely lucky not to be just out every day all day long," Scott County Fire Chief Mike Fuller said.

Forestry officials tell us the fire is under investigation. They say there were some items in the burn pile that should never have been burned.

Many counties in Kentucky are now under burn bans because of the dry conditions.


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