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6:40 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Arkansas Fire Danger Continues, 26 Burn Bans Issued

The Arkansas Forestry Commission says the danger of wildfires continues across Arkansas.

The commission said in a news release that low humidity levels of below 35 to 40 percent and wind gusts of 10 miles per hour and more will keep the fire danger high both Thursday and Friday.

Central Arkansas counties of Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pulaski, White, and Van Buren are under high fire danger conditions while the remainder of Arkansas is under a moderate fire danger warning.

Burn bans are in effect in 26 counties. The counties are Boone; Benton; Clark; Cleburne; Conway; Faulkner; Franklin; Fulton; Garland; Howard; Independence; Jefferson; Johnson; Lawrence; Lincoln; Logan; Perry; Pike; Pulaski; Saline; Searcy; Sharp; Stone; Van Buren; Washington; and White.