Crews Fight Brush Fire Along KY 810 in Lyon Co.
By WestKyStar Staff
KUTTAWA - A resident in Lyon County cut a tree today that fell on a power line resulting in a brush fire off of Kentucky Highway 810 South in Kuttawa.
According to the Assistant Chief’s report, Fire Chief Bill Compton said that an individual who resides at a nearby home on Roy Harris Road was cutting a tree on the property. The tree fell on a power line, causing a shortage and resulting in sparks that started the brush fire at 1861 810 South. A significant amount of trees and brush were consumed in the blaze. Traffic on Highway 810 was reduced to one-lane in the immediate area while the blazed was battled.
The Kuttawa Fire Department was dispatched at 12:15 P.M. Lyon County Emergency Medical Services, Eddyville Fire Deparment and Princeton Fire Department also responded to mutually aid the Kuttawa Department. The firefighters contained the blazed and departed the scene at 4:38 P.M.
Chief Compton urges the public to use caution this weekend with expected wind gust up to 30 miles per hour. He said during a Friday interview, that windy conditions make controlling a fire much more difficult. In some cases it makes it nearly impossible. Citizens need to remember that the spring no-burn season is still in effect, and are encouraged to burn only under favorable conditions after 6 P.M. The spring ban does not lift until April 30.