Much Of Arkansas At Moderate Risk For Wildfires

Jul 7, 2013

The Arkansas Forestry Commission says much of the state is at moderate risk for wildfires as Arkansas dries out from recent rainy weather.

The commission says the moderate risk area covers northern, southern and central Arkansas. Western Arkansas and eastern Arkansas are at a low risk for wildfire danger.

Joe Fox of the Arkansas Forestry Commission says a moderate risk means residents should be more careful with any outdoor burning. Fox tells Little Rock television station KATV that residents should be aware of dry grass and to plan to burn items early in the morning or late in the evening.

Fox says the Arkansas Forestry Commission has been seeing about three to six fires per day.