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Crews fighting fire at Daniel Boone National Forest

Posted at 5:44 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 17:18:00-04

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Crews are fighting several forest fires across the Commonwealth.

One of the largest is in Pulaski County at the Daniel Boone National Forest. It's currently about 200 acres, and is being worked on by crews from across the United States. The fire is very difficult to fight due to its large size and the rugged terrain it covers.

Jason Nedlow is a District Ranger and he is urging people to be careful, because even a small ember can start a big forest fire.

"If people are careless with fires, that's when we tend to have an increase in the number of fires, so I would ask people to be careful with fires," said Nedlow.

Most forest fires are caused by humans, the cause of this fire has not been determined yet though.