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States Send Personnel and Resources to Battle Kentucky Wildfires

KENTUCKY – The Southeastern Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact has been activated to send multi-state support to Kentucky where persistent drought and worsening weather conditions have increased wildfire occurrence and contributed to abnormal fire behavior. Kentucky’s internal resources have been working prolonged hours for a month or longer.

When activated, the Southeastern Compact enables participating state forestry agencies to send wildland firefighting resources and personnel quickly and efficiently across state lines to suppress wildfires. While State Foresters continue to monitor their own wildfire and emergency risk to ensure adequate staffing and resources at home, the compact provides a ready system for sharing resources and state-to-state reimbursement for wildfire support.