Danger Of Wildfire Is High Across Arkansas, Watch In Effect

Oct 19, 2015

A wildfire south of Little Rock continuing to burn on Monday. Seven fire departments were assisting in battling the blaze.
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Fire crews are working from the land and air to suppress a wildfire that started near a tire dump fire south of Little Rock.

The Arkansas Forestry Commission said Monday that two bulldozers and two air tankers are helping fight the fire. Smoke could be seen through parts of Little Rock.

The Arch Street Fire Department told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the tire fire rekindled after it was nearly extinguished Sunday, then spread. Television stations KATV and KTHV told viewers that the fire was not directly threatening structures Monday afternoon but that there were neighborhoods nearby.

Foresters have warned Arkansans there is a high danger of wildfires because the area has received little rain since July. October is part of Arkansas' prime wildfire season. Most counties have imposed burn bans.