Forestry Division battles 250-acre wildfire in Arkansas amid heightened statewide risk

By Andrew Mobley
February 27, 2024
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division says the risk for wildfires has elevated across the state, with over half of Arkansas’ counties designated high risk. The Forestry Division says there have been over 100 active fires in the last week, impacting every county in the state and increasing exponentially. “Conditions are dry with low humidity statewide, and we are forecasted to experience periods of high winds in the coming days.” said State Forester Kyle Cunningham. “We are seeing an increase in the number of wildfires and their intensity, and that’s a trend that will continue until we see significant rainfall. With this in mind, we are asking citizens of the state to be mindful of this risk and avoid burning.” On yesterday, 58 fires were reported statewide in a sudden increase of activity in Arkansas. 

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