Wildfires Posing a Threat in South Arkansas

Wildfires Posing a Threat in South Arkansas

Wildfires continue to spring up in South Arkansas. One this past weekend burned 600 acres of forest.
Union County -- Wildfires continue to spring up in South Arkansas. One this past weekend burned 600 acres of forest.

The ground is still hot in Union County where a wildfire last week wiped out over 300 acres of land.

In nearby Ashley County, another fire wiped out 600 acres this past weekend.

The Arkansas Forestry Commission says things could get worse before they get better.

Chris Ludwig of the AFC says that even with burn bans in effect until further notice he wants to remind everyone how easy it is to start a wildfire.

"Don't think it cant happen to you. I don't want you to be the one person that you go out and say 'I'm gonna burn this brush pile it's not gonna get away' and it does just know that it can happen to anybody and I don't want anybody to be that person that's why we have burn bans in effect".

The fire in Ashley County was contained Sunday afternoon in large part to the quick response from forestry services and fire departments.

The AFC tells KTVE 10 News that areas like this where wildfires have been contained will remain hot until a significant amount of rain can come and cool things down.

Click here for a list of burn bans in the area.
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