Forestry commission lowers wildfire risk from extreme to high

In light of recent rainfall, lower temperatures and rising humidity, the Arkansas Forestry Commission lowered the state’s wildfire risk level from extreme to high on Monday, according to Arkansas News.

Burning is still discouraged by the forestry commission though as of Monday 18 of 75 counties were not under a burn ban. However, this doesn’t include Union County in which burning remains completely banned by Union County Judge Mike Loftin, whose office affirmed on Tuesday that regardless recent precipitation the burn ban is still in effect.

A forestry commission spokesperson said the conditions are unlikely to improve heading into August and September.

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