Lawrence Co. EMA urge smoking drivers to be careful with cigarette butts

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LOUISA, Ky. (WKYT) - Emergency Management in Lawrence County is reminding drivers who smoke to be certain their cigarette butts are out before disposing of them.

The reminder comes after crews had to put out an extensive brush fire that broke out in the median of US 23.

Lawrence County EMA says the brush fire is suspected to have started because of a cigarette butt. Drier air also increases the chances a cigarette butt could catch dry brush on fire.

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