Burning Ban in Effect for Fayette County

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In response to dry, windy conditions, the Lexington Fire Department, by order of the Lexington Fire Marshal, has issued a burning ban for Fayette County until 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. The burning ban will be in effect at Commonwealth Stadium and in all surrounding parking lots for the Kentucky football game vs. Austin Peay on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

The ban includes all cooking and grilling fires that will produce embers and applies even for fans who have received prior approval from the UK Fire Marshal. UK Athletics parking staff, the UK Fire Marshal and the Lexington Fire Department will enforce the burning ban throughout the day on Saturday.

UPDATE: UK Athletics has received clarification regarding the burning ban. Gas grills WILL be permitted.

Fans with further questions about the burning ban or any other questions about game day at Commonwealth Stadium should email BBNfirst@uky.edu.