All County Burn Bans Lifted In Arkansas

Oct 28, 2015


 After several days of rain in Arkansas, all county-wide burn bans have been lifted. Little River County, in the southwest corner of the state, and Crittenden County in the northeast were the last of Arkansas's counties to lift their burn bans, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission's social media posts.


Throughout September and October, Arkansas had seen increasingly dry weather, leading the U.S. Drought Monitor to designate most of the southern half of the state as under extreme drought. Dry conditions led wildfire to engulf hundreds of acres. But with the recent wet weather, the Forestry Commission also says no more counties are at high wildfire danger.


According to the National Weather Service, the state will see instances of rainfall throughout the weekend. A weekly report from the U.S. Drought Monitor is due on Thursday.