WINCHESTER, Ky. - Forestry officials think they've found the source of a wildfire that burned near Morehead in late October.
Paul Finke of the U.S. Forest Service told WKYT-TV i in Lexington the source appears to be an abandoned campfire on a ridge.
The Kentucky Division of Forestry had earlier cautioned the fire season could be worse than usual because of drought during the summer.
Finke said six wildfires have been reported already this fall and said hunters need to be especially careful with fire. Modern gun deer season begins this weekend and many hunters are expected to be in the woods and fields.
People who leave campfires unattended could be fined and charged for fighting wildfires they cause.
Campfires should be out and the ashes cold before hunters leave them.
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