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Kentucky Forestry Asks Public to Refrain from Outdoor Burning

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The Kentucky Division of Forestry is asking the public to refrain from outdoor burning. 

Warm temperatures and dry conditions have increased the danger of forest fires and as we move into November, officials say the excess foliage adds a new layer to already dry fuels that can amplify fire activity.

During the Fall Forest Fire Season it is illegal for any person to burn between daylight hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

While it is not illegal to burn after 6 in the evening, officials say the dry conditions make buring at all times dangerous.

The fire season began October 1st and lasts until December 15.

Nicole Erwin is a Murray native and started working at WKMS during her time at Murray State University as a Psychology undergraduate student. Nicole left her job as a PTL dispatcher to join the newsroom after she was hired by former News Director Bryan Bartlett. Since, Nicole has completed a Masters in Sustainable Development from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where she lived for 2 1/2 years.
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