Dry Conditions Causing Problems for Local Fire Departments


Local volunteer fire departments are currently facing harsh conditions in the area due to less than average rainfall this Fall. Sebastian County was placed under a burn ban on 11-15-2016.

Units responded to a grass fire in the 8000 block of Amity Lane on Friday November 11, 2016 prior to the burn ban as well as a structure fire on Highway 45 on Monday morning.


Hackett, EMP, and White Bluff Fire Departments also responded to a grass fire on Bethel Road today (11-16-2016). The dry conditions make it very easy for fires to get out of control very quickly.

Burning under a county issued burn ban could result in a citation.

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