Outdoor fires a concern this fall

CINCINNATI (FOX 19) -- Firefighters say it's some of the driest times they've seen. They're concerned we could see an increase in outdoor fires this fall.

Ca pt. Randy Childress with the Newport Fire Department says the lack of rain this summer is to blame for the dry conditions of brush and grass.

"It just adds to the potential for a fire.- In Newport we don't see too many grass fires, we see mulch fires that can catch items in the yard or houses on fire," Childress says.

Childress says the best thing to do is not discard cigarettes and obey the burn ban in place.

Kentucky's burn ban is in place until the end of the month, certain areas are considering an extension.

Ohio's burn ban is for October and November.

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