AFC: Fires remain low following burn ban lift

Though fire danger remains high statewide, the local branch of the Arkansas Forestry Commission has only responded to two fires since the burn ban was lifted on Tuesday.

Both fires resulted from power line breakages, said Mac Jerry, Union County forester.

Still, both the forestry commission and Union County Judge Mike Loftin urge residents to use caution when burning as some areas are wetter than others.

“We’ve had rain pretty much all over the county, some areas got more than others,” Loftin told the News-Times on Tuesday. “The forestry commission has suggested we lift it. We haven’t had any fires here in quite some time.”

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