Wildfire in Estill County continues to burn, smell of smoke impacting parts of central Kentucky

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The impact of wildfires in Estill County is being felt all over central Kentucky. There are two separate forest fires burning in Ravenna.

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An eastern wind breeze has carried smoke west into surrounding cities and towns, including Lexington.

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Air quality is very low in Lexington, but otherwise, it’s a decent weather day.

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Lexington Fire Department issued a burn ban for Fayette County beginning Wednesday morning through Friday morning.

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Fire crews in Estill County are continuing their efforts to contain one of the two wildfires. The county is under a local state of emergency.

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Estill County Judge Executive Donnie Watson estimates about 500 acres have been impacted by both fires on either side of the mountain

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State officials are urging people not to burn outside. Two dozen counties are currently under burn bans.

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