Wildland Fire Hazard Seasons
The Division of Forestry is responsible for fighting wildland fires on private lands and enforcing forest fire hazard seasons and other outdoor burning regulations. KRS 149.400 restricts outdoor burning during Forest Fire Hazard Seasons:
Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season: Feb. 15 through April 30
Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season: Oct. 1 though Dec. 15
During this time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The law is intended to prevent forest fires by allowing outdoor burning only after 6 p.m. when conditions are less likely to cause a wildfire to spread.
September 2014 Activity Report
The Mt. Vernon Fire and Rescue in the month of September 2014
Mt. Vernon Fire and Rescue was paged to the following:
Made a total of 30 runs and used 6,000 gallons of water.
7 - Accidents with Injuries
5 - Accidents with No Injuries
2 - Tractor Trailer Accidents with No Injuries
4 - Vehicle Fires
2 - Structure Fire
2 - Fire Alarm Activations
1 - Camper Fire
1 - Controlled Burn
3 - EMS Assist
1 - Traffic Control for Rockcastle Sheriff Dept.
1 - Rescue Boat stranded on Lake Linville
1 - Mutual Aid Structure Fire (Brodhead Fire Dept.)