INDEPENDENCE, KY (FOX19) - The Kentucky Environmental Protection Cabinet will once again issue a ban on open burning in the Northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Campbell and Kenton.
This ban will be in effect May 1 through September 30 and then beginning on October 1st 2013 the Kentucky Department of Forestry has a ban established as the fire hazard season. This ban makes it illegal to set a fire within one-hundred and fifty feet (150’) of any woodland, except between the hours of 6pm and 6am local time or when the ground is covered with snow.
The ban set forth by the Kentucky Environmental Protection Cabinet has the following exceptions, unless open burning violates Commonwealth of Kentucky laws or local ordinances:
(1) Fires set for cooking food for human consumption.
(2) Fires set for fire hazard prevention.