Hot, dry weather dramatically increases risk for fire fighters

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Downed timber from the 2008 ice storm still presents brush fire dangers in many areas of Region 8, especially in rural areas.

Firefighters all across the area have been busy fighting grass and brush fires.

Jonesboro E911 has dispatched firefighters to ten grass fire calls in the past week alone.

Conditions will remain dangerous for awhile. An excessive heat watch is in effect from Wednesday morning through Saturday evening.

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