Fire in northern Ky. appears intentionally set

ERLANGER, Ky. (AP) — Firefighters from more than a dozen departments have controlled a northern Kentucky brush fire that officials say was intentionally set.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports the large wildfire burned about 50 acres overnight after being discovered shortly after 9 p.m. Monday in a subdivision. A dispatcher told the newspaper early Tuesday that no homes were in immediate danger.

Fire departments from Boone and Kenton counties responded to the blaze, which was reported controlled before daylight Tuesday.

The newspaper said there were reports that investigators had identified a suspect, but the person’s name was not immediately released.


Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer,