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Crews fight forest fire in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Forestry Commission crews are battling a forest fire in central Arkansas.


Commission spokeswoman Sheila Doughty says crews were dispatched to the area Thursday afternoon but she didn't know the blaze's size or whether any structures were in its path.

In Little Rock, two firefighters were hurt while helping battle a fire that began in an unoccupied house and spread to the surrounding grass.

Capt. Jason Weaver says crews were called to the residence near Cantrell Road about 2:44 p.m. and had both fires extinguished around 5 p.m.

While battling the fire, Weaver says one firefighter fell through a deck but wasn't seriously injured. Another firefighter suffered an ankle injury and was transported to a hospital for treatment.

 

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