3:01 pm
Tue April 28, 2009

Region Copes with Fires

Murray, KY – Wildfires blazing in Western Kentucky swallowed up 52 hundred acres of land last weekend, and Division of Forestry officials say more are likely to start. Division Spokeswoman Lynn Brammer says firefighters have been handling outbreaks since the fire season began.

"Throughout the spring forest fire season we've had consistent fires. Almost to the point of on a daily basis unless we've gotten an unusual amount of rainfall."

Brammer says most of the fires started as a result of debris burning and arson. Fire season ends Thursday, but Brammer says fires are more likely to spread as debris left over from January's ice storm begins to dry out.