Kentucky

Campfire ban lifted in Boone Forest

It's okay again to have a campfire in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

A campfire ban put in place was lifted Friday, Forest Supervisor Jerome Perez said.

"We continue to urge forest visitors to use extreme caution with fire," said Perez. "While the recent rains have reduced the risk for wildfires and improved the drought situation, the precipitation level for much of southern and eastern Kentucky remains below normal."

Several counties in Eastern Kentucky still have outdoor burning bans in place. A ban in Lexington was lifed Thursday.

The fall season for wildfire hazard runs through December 15. During this time, it is illegal to burn brush or debris within 150 feet of woodland or brushland from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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