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Land Between the Lakes Wildfire

Land Between the Lakes Wildfire

Bill Stephens

March 1st, 2016

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The U.S. Forest Service is expecting a wildfire at the Land Between the Lakes National Recreational area to burn itself out when rain moves into the area today and Wednesday.

According to a release, the wildfire was reported around 3:00 Sunday afternoon when emergency personnel was requested to the forested area off Forest Service Road 120 in Lyon County. Officials say the USDA Forest Service dispatched two fire engines along with available firefighters. Eddyville and Kuttawa firefighters also responded to the scene to assist in battling the blaze. Working together, firefighters built a fire break which contained the wildfire to 43.8 acres using natural features and hand tools. Park officials indicate the fire is currently 28.8 acres in size, with the interior showing minimal activity.

LBL’s Fire Specialist Todd Lerke said the fire has remained within the established fire perimeter, and they anticipate it will stay within the 43.8 acres. He added that they will continue to monitor the fire until it is completely out.

With rain falling across western Kentucky, it is expected to extinguish the fire.

030116 LBL Wildfire (LBL Staff)

(Credit: LBL Staff)

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