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Laws and Regulations​

Hardin County 911 administration line (270)765-2900

Forest Fire Hazard Seasons



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 Quality Web site for more information.


Before burning any brush call Hardin County 911 administration line (270)765-2900 to inform them that you will be performing a controlled burn.  This can help to eliminate false-alarm runs from other concerned citizens calling 911.  We thank you for your cooperation in this.

Red Flag Warnings

Red Flag Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service when fire weather conditions include:
relative humidity <= equal to 25 percent
fuel moisture <= 8 percent
winds >= 15 mph

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