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11:59 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Arkansas Foresty Commission Issues Burn Ban Alerts

Credit Arkansas Forestry Commision

The Arkansas Forestry Commission has issued burn bans for 19 counties, and the entire state is at moderate risk of wildfires.

Pulaski, Faulkner, Garland, and Van Buren are among those under the ban, after more than 500 acres burned in Arkansas over the holiday weekend

"Even if folks are not under burn bans, it is a really bad time to be burning because of the low humidity and high wind," says Adriane Barnes, with the Forestry Commission."

She says the dead trees and plants leftover from the winter storms are fuel to potential fires.

 

  • Call the 24 Hour Dispatch Center at 1.800.468.8834  to ask questions or report fire danger.