Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season Feb. 15 – April 30

The 2019 Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season is Feb. 15 through April 30. During forest fire hazard season, it is illegal to burn between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland.

Potato Knob Fire sunset

Kentucky’s forest protection laws include penalties for intentionally setting a fire on land owned by another (KRS 149.380).  The penalties for violating KRS 149.380 include a fine of not less than $1,000 or more than $10,000, imprisonment for not more than five years, or both fine and imprisonment.