Fayette County

Outdoor burning ban lifted in Lexington

Lexington's outdoor burning ban has been lifted, officials announced Thursday.

Permits still are required from the fire department for all fires that are not in a contained area, such as an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Questions should be directed to Fire Marshal James Branham at 859-231-5602.

The ban was imposed Sept. 26 because lack of rain had created extremely dry conditions.