Burn bans in effect across Arkansas

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Several Arkansas Counties are under burn bans due to extremely dry conditions.

Outdoor burning and the discharge of fireworks is prohibited in Lafayette, Nevada, Columbia, Ouachita and Hempstead Counties.These burn bans will last until the areas receive significant rainfall.

Lafayette County Judge Mike Rowe says last weekend firefighters extinguished six fires.”The consequences are dire. Not so much in fines, but the loss of property and the potential loss of life if things got out of hand,” said Rowe.

People caught burning may face stiff fines.

 

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