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Thu January 23, 2014
Six More Arkansas Counties Placed Under Burn Bans
The Arkansas Forestry Commission says six more counties are now under a burn ban to bring the total number to 32.
The commission's website on Thursday shows Baxter, Boone, Benton, Carroll, Clark, Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Howard, Independence, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Logan, Lonoke, Marion, Perry, Pike, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, Washington, and White counties under a ban.
The Forestry Commission said the entire state is under moderate to high danger of wildfires.
The commission says 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 through Friday and the weekend and all outdoor burning is strongly discouraged.