Idaho Fire Crews Help Battle Blaze in Clay County

Forest fires continue to spring up across Eastern Kentucky, and local firefighters are getting some help after almost two weeks of battling blazes. Crews from Idaho traveled for three days to help fight the fires in eastern Kentucky. They said they are used to the wildfires out west. Firefighters from Oregon, Texas, Arkansas and Washington have also helped Kentucky crews. The crews helped battle a fire in Clay County after it started early Wednesday morning. The fire broke out along KY-1350 in the Sexton’s Creek community. Crews said it started along the road and raced up the mountain. Five to 15 acres burned in the fire, but no homes were damaged. The Idaho crew will likely stay for another week. Officials said thousands of acres have burned across the region. The cause of the fires remain under investigation.