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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Seasonal restrictions on outdoor burning will soon take effect in Kentucky.

WKYT-TV reports the fall forest fire hazard season begins on Oct. 1. That means it will be illegal to burn within 150 feet (46 meters) of a woodland or brushland between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The restrictions will be in place through Dec. 15.

The restrictions are due to typically dry weather conditions that make leaves and brush natural fire accelerants.

Lexington Fire Maj. C.J. Haunz says dry brush and grass burn quickly and if there’s any wind a small blaze can quickly grow into one that’s out of control.


Information from: WKYT-TV,