Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
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At 9:54 p.m. on July 5th, Milton Fire & Rescue responded to a vehicle vs tractor-trailer at 10559 Hwy 421 N. A 2022 International Tractor-trailer owned by Mason and Mefford of Madison was backing ...
Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
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At 5:19 p.m. on July 5th, crews from Milton Fire & Rescue responded to the report of a two-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of Hwy 421 N and Palmyra Rd. Crews arrived on the scene and a...
Monday, July 4th, 2022
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At 3:46 p.m. on July 4th, Milton Fire & Rescue was dispatched to Hwy 36 and Riverdale Dr for the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene and found a 1995 GMT-4...
Monday, July 4th, 2022
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At 4:09 p.m. on July 4th, crews from Milton Fire & Rescue were dispatched to the report of a vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy 421 N and Mt Carmel Rd. Crews arrived on the scene and foun...
Saturday, September 10th, 2022
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Fire Department subscriptions have been mailed out and should be arriving to you soon. This is a tax-deductible donation that helps the department operate and makes up the largest amount of our operat...
Saturday, January 29th, 2022
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Tonight Milton Fire & Rescue held its annual awards banquet at the Red Bicycle Hall in Madison. It was a great night to honor the Firefighters of the department and their families. Thank you to th...
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Keep Fires Burning Safely With Tips From the U.S. Fire Administration Milton, KY December 2nd, 2021 — Do the chilly temperatures have you dreaming of cozy gatherings around a brightly lit fire? ...
Thursday, September 30th, 2021
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As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, the Milton Fire & Rescue reminds residents to“Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™” October 1st 2021 – Milton Fire & Rescue is te...
Burn laws

Division of Forestry

 

Outdoor Burning Laws

 


The Kentucky Division of Forestry is mandated by law to "provide for organized fire protection." This mandate is carried out through wildland fire detection, suppression and law enforcement carried out by nine districts located throughout the state.  The division supplements its fire suppression efforts through cooperation with rural fire departments by providing them with training, equipment and vehicles. The division also utilizes Department of Corrections crews and Kentucky National Guard personnel and equipment during fire emergencies. These activities are funded in part by a county assessment of 2 cents for each timberland acre.

To report a fire, please contact the
district office that serves your county. 


 Forest Fire Hazard Seasons - KRS 149.400
Anti-flame

  • During fire seasons, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season: Feb. 15 - April 30.
      • Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season: Oct. 1 - Dec. 15.
         

Open Burning Regulation - 401 KAR 63:005

Open burning regulations are enforced by the Division for Air Quality.  It is illegal to burn garbage or any other materials, except natural plant matter, such as brush and woody debris.  Visit the Division for Air QualityWeb site for more information. 

Local Ordinances
Before conducting any outdoor burning, citizens should check with their local fire department and county government to find out about restrictions and local ordinances.



Forest Protection Laws - KRS 149.010 - KRS 149.991

Forest protection laws place the primary responsibility of protecting Kentucky's forestland on the Division of Forestry. Some of the areas covered by this law include: fire hazard seasons, collection of fire suppression costs, authority of forest wardens, collection of timberland assessment and wildland arson. Click Forest Protection Laws for a copy of the laws administered by the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

For more information about forest protection laws, contact Bernie Andersenor Mike Harp at the Kentucky Division of Forestry or call 502-564-4496.


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