June 30, 2012 — A fire in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Rowan County was contained Saturday after burning about 30 acres of hilly woodlands in two days.
District Ranger David Manner of the U. S. Forest Service said firefighters were able to clear fire lines around the blaze to keep it from spreading.
Earlier, Manner was concerned that limited access to the fire might result in more acreage being consumed.
“We were lucky that Friday’s high winds didn’t blow it across the lines,” Manner said Saturday.
He added that firefighters would remain on the scene for another day or so to make sure all hot spots are extinguished.
The blaze erupted Thursday afternoon south of US 60 and east of KY 32 near Buffalo Branch and the Jaycee Farm. Bulldozers were used to create fire lines around the flames.