According to KY Title 401 KAR 63.005, some open burning is legal, with restrictions. But most materials are actually illegal to burn! The Division of Air Quality can impose fines of up to $25,000.00 per day per violation.
According to the Kentucky Forestry Fire Law 149.400, Fire Hazard Seasons are set forth yearly with the periods commencing on February 15 and ending on April 30 and commencing on October 1 and ending on December 15 of each year and hereby declared to be and established as the fire hazard seasons in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. During the fire hazard seasons, it shall be unlawful for any person to set fire to, or to procure another to set fire to, any flammable material capable of spreading fire, located in or within one hundred fifty feet (150’) of any woodland or bushland, except between the hours of 6:00 PM and 6:00AM, prevailing local time or when the ground is covered with snow.
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