Several Area Counties Join Burn Ban List

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Current drought conditions and weather forecasts for low humidity and periodic gusty winds are creating significant wildfire danger across Arkansas.

Until the state gets rain, residents are urged to use caution with outdoor burning, and should avoid outdoor burning altogether if winds exceed 5-10 miles per hour.

Several Central Arkansas Counties have upgraded their wildfire danger from moderate to high. Among them: Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pulaski, Van Buren and White.

Ten state counties have burn bans in effect. Among them: Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Perry and Van Buren Counties are among those in the state with a burn ban in effect.

Arkansas Forestry Commission lists 16 counties as having high wildfire danger. The other 59 counties in the state are under a moderate wildfire danger.

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