Because of the recent dry conditions, and the high risk for fire potential, all open burning has been banned in Fayette County.
The ban is in effect until further notice. It was issued Tuesday morning.
The Lexington Fire Department says the ban does not apply to outdoor cooking grills at this time.
No burn permits will be issued in Fayette County, until the burn ban is removed. The Lexington Fire Department says a notice will be given when the ban ends.
Lexington's burn ban applies to burning for any ceremonial or recreational purposes, as well as any construction burning.
Clark County also issued a burn ban Tuesday.
Right now, 23 counties, mainly in Southern and Eastern Kentucky, are under burn bans.
Since January, fires have burned nearly 23,000 acres throughout Kentucky.
You can get an updated list by logging onto the Kentucky Division of Forestry's web site. You can find the link below.