With an increased amount of downed limbs and brush following recent storms, officials are reminding Kentucky that forest fire hazard season is now under way.
One of the leading causes of forest fires in Kentucky is fire accidentally escaping when people burn trash or unwanted material.
Leah MacSwords, director of the Kentucky Division of Forestry, urges Kentucky residents to be extremely careful this fire season if they burn storm debris and to follow state and local laws.
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