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Kentucky’s no burn season is today-April 30

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 The Kentucky Division of Forestry has entered the fire hazard season. During this time it is unlawful for any person to set fire to, or to procure another to set fire to, any flammable material capable of spreading fire, located in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brush land between the hours of 6 a.m.-6 p.m., beginning today and ending April 30, prevailing local time. 

The regulation strictly prohibits the burning of tires, garbage, construction debris, demolition debris, appliances, cars, buses, trailers, and all other materials, which are not specifically exempted by this regulation.   

A lot of things go up in smoke when you burn a trash pile, things that can cause serious health problems and damage to the environment. Instead of burning leaves, newspapers and other degradable junk grind it up and put it in a compost pile.  All other fires shall be attended until extinguished to prevent the spread of such fire to any other land.  

To prevent the spread of the fire the owner or lessee shall take precautions, by having all flammable material cut or piled or carefully cleared around the same, to prevent the spread of the fire.