The Nicholasville Fire Department put out a large grass fire Monday off northbound U.S. 27 near the railroad underpass near the R.J. Corman Hanger. Nicholasville battalion chief David Johns said the fire likely started from either a discarded cigarette or fireworks.
As of 3:30 p.m., the Nicholasville Fire Department had put out three grass fires Monday while the Jessamine County Fire District had put out one.
Last week, Jessamine County judge-executive Neal Cassity signed an executive order that enacted a burn ban throughout Jessamine County.
Weeks of dry weather prompted Jessamine County officials to enact the burn ban until further notice.
Nicholasville deputy fire chief Kevin Baker said items like discarded cigarettes and fireworks will easily start grass and brush fires in the dry conditions.