Crews Battle Brush Fires in Eastern Ky.

GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Division of Forestry rangers have been in Greenup County for nearly 24 hours, battling a brush fire that's charred more than 200 acres.

"This is a dangerous job," ranger Nathan Hall said Wednesday. "That's the main thing that goes through our minds; we want to get the fire out and go home at the end of the day."

As of Wednesday night, that fire was contained but not under control. It had come within feet of Adam Lawson's home.

"Once it came close to the house, we had to get the kids out," Lawson said. "We ran out and had to cross the creek and get them to a neighbor's house where it's safe."

Roughly 20 crew members are on the scene, off McDowell Creek, battling the fire. The hope is upcoming rain will help them put that fire out.


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