(AP) — Kentucky firefighters have been dispatched to help combat wildfires in Washington, California and North Carolina.
The Kentucky Division of Forestry says it sent 14 firefighters to be part of a 20-person crew fighting a fire in North Carolina.
Five KDF firefighters left on Aug. 1 to help deal with a fire in northern California.
Two other Kentucky firefighters were sent out west, one to deal with a fire in Washington and the other to help with another blaze in California.
State officials say that as Kentucky's fall fire hazard season begins Oct. 1, this might be the last opportunity for Kentucky to send aid to other states.