Fire continues to spread in Red River Gorge

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - A fire that began when flames spread from in illegal campfire continues to grow in the Red River Gorge.

The fire in eastern Kentucky covered more than 400 acres by Thursday, reported the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Tunnel Ridge Road and part of Ky. 77 are closed because burned trees have fallen onto them. The U.S. Forest Service was still looking for three people seen running from the fire and getting into a car and is offering $1,000 for information leading to conviction of those responsible for it.

A ban on all fires was in effect before the blaze began early Sunday.

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