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6:10 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Arkansas Forestry Commission: March Is Most Dangerous Month For Wildfires

The Arkansas Forestry Commission is asking property owners to take precautions to help prevent wildfires.

"March is by far our most dangerous wildfire month in Arkansas," says Joe Fox with the Commission.

Fox says that with milder weather, many residents may be inclined to burn trash or debris. But he notes windy conditions and low humidity could make things dangerous.

He says anyone doing outdoor burning should be extremely careful and not leave the fire unattended.

He adds it's important to have appropriate tools, like rakes and shovels, and adequate water on hand to ensure the fire doesn't spread.