Arkansas Crews Battle Multiple Wildfires

February 29, 2012

Arkansas firefighting crews have been battling numerous wildfires.

For the month, the Arkansas Forestry Commission says crews have responded to almost 50 wildfires. Last weekend, nearly 1,000 acres burned, and another 84 acres burned on Monday.

The commission says single engine air tankers have dropped water on fires in Bradley, Grant and Polk counties.

The mild weather has contributed to conditions that are favorable for fire development, but no county burn bans are in place. The commission says the dry and breezy weather should lead homeowners to use extreme caution when burning.

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