The wind, high heat and low humidity are fueling brush fires.
Crews in the Tri-State are fighting them and in
Northeastern Kentucky, they fought
19 new fires Saturday.
Brush fires in
Virginia, Ohio and are burning
thousands of acres this spring. Kentucky
Kentucky, forestry workers have fought about 200 brush fires since
It's a big job for the roughly 150 people on crew.
There are still plenty of flames to fight in Johnson, Carter and Greenup counties.
Forestry officials said brush fires are common in the Tri-State, especially with dry, windy conditions. But they said the destruction left behind can be avoided.
's Forestry Division reported
51% of forest fires were arson. West Virginia
If you're caught burning illegally, you could face steep fines or penalties.