Governor declares state of emergency in support of wildland fires

In response to numerous wildland fires burning throughout the Commonwealth, Gov. Matt Bevin today declared a statewide emergency, effective immediately to provide local and state officials immediate access to state resources.

Kentucky Emergency Management Director Michael Dossett has activated the State Emergency Operations Center in support of the Kentucky Division of Forestry to provide situational awareness and command and control for state assets as requested by Forestry and by our county officials and first responders in the impacted counties.

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