An abnormally wet 2018 is playing a role in why conditions could be worse for fires in 2019. The Kentucky Division of Forestry says more vegetation grew in wooded areas as a result of the increased rains, and that will increase the risk for forest fires.
The Division of Forestry is responsible for fighting wildland fires on private lands and enforcing forest fire hazard seasons and other outdoor burning regulations. 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.
The Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season is Oct. 1 through Dec. 15, 2019