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Fire departments working several open field fires

Hay bale burning in field at French and Center streets in Jonesboro Monday. Hay bale burning in field at French and Center streets in Jonesboro Monday.
Firefighters working to put out an open field fire Monday in north Jonesboro. Firefighters working to put out an open field fire Monday in north Jonesboro.

Jonesboro, AR (KAIT) - Fire departments around Region 8 have been working several open field grass fires through the day Monday.

On Monday, Craighead 911 Coordinator Jeff Presley asked residents not to burn in their yards or fields.  The warm, dry, windy conditions have created a fire hazard.  Presley says Craighead County fire departments had responded to seven grass fires and another three in Jonesboro. 

Firefighters in Datto fought a grass fire near the city's post office.  Jonesboro firefighters battled a large field fire at Center and French Streets in North Jonesboro.  Bono firefighters responded to a structure fire on county road 319 started by a grass fire.  Brookland firefighters and the Arkansas Forestry Commission fought a blaze on highway 230 north of Brookland Monday.  No injuries have been reported.

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