||The prolonged drought and hot, dry weather contributed to a large wildfire in Christian County. Almost 100 acres was involved in the fire that jumped the Pennyrile Parkway near Crofton. The Pennyrile Parkway was closed in both directions between the 23 and 30 mile markers due to visibility restrictions from smoke. Several residents in the neighborhood were told to prepare to evacuate. At least 12 volunteer fire departments, the Hopkinsville Fire Department, state police, and state forestry personnel assisted at the scene. One firefighter collapsed from heat exhaustion and was taken to a local hospital. Relative humidity dropped to around 20 percent, and gusty southwest winds from 10 to 20 mph fanned the flames. Another wildfire in the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area burned about 250 acres. No facilities or homes were affected.