Fayette County

Interstate 75 in Fayette County reopened after crews battle multiple brush fires

Multiple brush fires led the Lexington Fire Department to close all three lanes of Interstate 75 for more than an hour Thursday morning.

All three lanes of I-75 northbound were closed in between the Paris Pike and Newtown Pike exits as the fire department worked to contain the fires. Traffic was diverted to the left shoulder.

The fires impacted traffic for more than an hour until 11 a.m. There were heavy backups in the area.

Lexington has not had any measurable rainfall for more than a month, which has led to a burn ban in Fayette County and dozens of other counties throughout the state.