Despite over 200 firefighters battling wildland fires in some eight Kentucky counties, the effort is expected to continue into next week.
State Division of Forestry Spokesman Mark Wiedewitsch says large fires in Pike County and the Pine Mountain area are contained. But, he worries sun and wind could result in more new fires today. Wiedewitsch says overnight rains helped only so much, “It really wasn’t enough. To really make a dent in it, we really need a good inch or more.”