This ban is being issued in response to a National Weather Advisory recommendation which states, “A dry cold front is crossing the area and producing gusty, West winds up to 25 MPH. In addition to the gusty winds, relative humidity values across the area are dropping to around 30 per cent. This is creating dangerous fire weather conditions.”
Citizens should avoid setting any fire outdoors until after the ban expires. This includes refuse, cooking and construction debris fires. All open burn permits are suspended for the duration of the ban. The ban applies to all residents and businesses in Fayette County, including those in rural and urban areas.
To report a fire, please use 911 in emergency situations and 859-231-5600 in non-emergent situations.
For questions contact:
Battalion Chief Joe Best