Land Between the Lakes Burns

Firefighters say they’ve contained weekend wildfires that burned more than 250 acres of woodlands in northern parts of The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Sporadic fires still smolder between the Nickell Branch access road and the Trace, just north of the North Welcome Station.  LBL officials say they believe the fire began when a hay cutter struck a rock and sparked the blaze Saturday afternoon.  Even though officials report they’ve largely contained the fire and say the risk of spreading is low, trails in the area remain closed.  A fireworks and burn ban remains in place for all of Lyon County.