Weekend wildfire at Land Between the Lakes contained

Weekend wildfire at Land Between the Lakes contained

Weekend wildfire at Land Between the Lakes contained

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 11:42 AM

KUTTAWA, Ky. (AP) -- The U.S. Forestry Service says a weekend wildfire at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area has been contained.

LBL Forest Service spokeswoman Jan Bush told The Paducah Sun that firefighters remained on patrol Sunday to monitor for any embers that might spread, but the main blaze had been extinguished.

Officials believe the fire began when a hay cutter hit a rock, and the flames spread quickly due to dry conditions. About 35 volunteer firefighters helped U.S. Forestry Service crews fight the blaze that burned about 250 acres.

Kuttawa Fire Department Chief Bill Compton says hot spots will probably continue to burn for days without a steady rain.

Some trails in the affected areas remain closed.

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