Daniel Boone National Forest -Farmers kY.
Power Line Sparks 300 Acre Forest Fire
Posted: Apr 19, 2010
A fire continues to burn out of control in part of the Daniel Boone National Forest in the Farmers area of Rowan CountyKentucky. Crews from out of state have been called in to help.
Fire crews used planes carrying water to douse the fire from above. Officials say the wind blew a tree into a power line, sparking a fire that grew quickly and burned between 200 and 300 acres. The fire was far from houses or business, but the snapped power line cut electricity to two dozen homes and businesses, including the Scott Creek Marina.
The Twin Knobs campsite also saw about 100 campers leave when electricity went out there.
Friday, crews saw a bit of rain, but they say it could still be days before they have the fire under control.
(At least one out state hotshot crews along the local FMO staff.Farmers VFD is providing Structural Protection.The fire known as the claylick fire may grow to 1100 acres.Tanker 21 dropped on the fire today.Cherokee IHS are committed to the fire.)