Gov. Bevin Declares State of Emergency Due to Wildfires

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin has declared a state of emergency due to wildfires burning across the eastern part of the state.

The declaration reads in part: WHEREAS, beginning October 27, 2016, and continuing, drought conditions intensified across the entire Commonwealth, resulting in increased threats of wildfires. Wildfires are now active across the Commonwealth with numerous uncontrolled wildfires in eastern Kentucky.

Long range weather forecasts predict a statewide potential for additional fires with threats of major impacts to health and safety of citizens, infrastructure, governmental properties, local economies, and private properties.

Read the rest of the declaration here: fire-state-of-emergency.