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Fire crews fighting brush fires in Craighead, Greene Cos.

Craighead County Road 774 Craighead County Road 774
Greene Co Road 756 Greene Co Road 756
Greene Co Road 756 Greene Co Road 756

CRAIGHEAD AND GREENE COUNTIES, AR (KAIT) – Brush fires are burning in Craighead and Greene Counties.

According to fire crews on scene at Craighead County Road 774, one home caught fire, causing a fire to spread in to a nearby hay field. The Philadelphia, Brookland, and Bono Fire Departments worked diligently to spare two other nearby homes from the flames.

Another fire has broken out on Greene County Road 756. According to our reporter on scene, two homes have caught fire there, and emergency crews have not arrived yet. Neighbors say one of the homes was empty.  

According to the Arkansas Forestry Commission, wildfire dangers in the state are high at this time. Fast blwing winds are increasing the risk of starting a brush fire.

Region 8 News will have updates on this story on www.kait8.com and on region8togo.com.

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