- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky forestry officials say they will use specially trained bloodhounds to try to track down people who set fires in the woods.

The Kentucky Division of Forestry says the bloodhounds are available through a partnership with the Bell County Forestry Camp. The agency says multiple bloodhounds and their handlers are available to assist state officials investigating wildfire arson cases.

Forestry officials will also work with Kentucky State Police arson investigators.

The fall wildfire season starts Thursday and continues through Dec. 15. During the season, outdoor burning is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland.

Kentucky has an arson hotline for people to report arson. The Target Arson Hotline can be reached at 1-800-27-ARSON.

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