Area wild fire dangers

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Georgia Lair in fear for her life. After a trash burn turned into a nearly 50 acre blaze. “Yea it was pretty close, it was right behind our back fence” says Lair. The fire, finally contained Monday night. That didn’t help Lair who says she didn’t sleep until almost sunrise. The scene is now smoldering. Liberty Eylau’s Fire Chief says it will for about a week and he tells us Bowie County should be under a burn ban. Just a few miles away, Miller County, Arkansas is. In fact, the whole state is at high risk for wild fires. “The area has not had any rainfall in several weeks, even with the little bit of rain coming on, it still wont put us back up” says Steven Johnson, the Texarkana, Arkansas Fire Marshal. Back near the burn, Lair says although her county is not under a burn ban, it’s too close for comfort. “Bowie county needs to be under a burn ban, don’t burn, I mean we were in a lot of danger, we really were.” Johnson also says people should be careful with fireworks during the ban as well.

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