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Fire Weather Watch issued for northeast Arkansas

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Crews in Craighead County worked to extinguish 3 fires in the area as a result of dry conditions and high wind.

According to Jonesboro E911 Director Jeff Presley, 2 of the fires were out of control.

Presley said the Brookland Fire Department worked to contain a grass fire on County Road 905, near the Busch Agricultural Resources Inc.

The Bay Fire Department also responded to an out-of-control grass fire near Highway 158 and County Road 616.

Meanwhile, the Bono Fire Department was busy extinguishing a tractor fire on Highway 230, near County Road 147.

Here are the details of the NWS-issued watch: 

ARZ008-009-017-018-026>028-035-036-048-049-058-MSZ001>017-020>024-
161000-
/O.NEW.KMEG.FW.A.0001.151016T1200Z-151018T0000Z/
RANDOLPH-CLAY-LAWRENCE-GREENE-CRAIGHEAD-POINSETT-MISSISSIPPI-
CROSS-CRITTENDEN-ST. FRANCIS-LEE AR-PHILLIPS-DESOTO-MARSHALL-
BENTON MS-TIPPAH-ALCORN-TISHOMINGO-TUNICA-TATE-PRENTISS-COAHOMA-
QUITMAN-PANOLA-LAFAYETTE-UNION-PONTOTOC-LEE MS-ITAWAMBA-
TALLAHATCHIE-YALOBUSHA-CALHOUN-CHICKASAW-MONROE-
143 PM CDT THU OCT 15 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR EASTERN ARKANSAS AND NORTH MISSISSIPPI...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING. 

* AFFECTED AREA...ALL OF NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL ARKANSAS...AND
NORTH MISSISSIPPI.

* WIND...NORTH WINDS OF 14 TO 15 MPH SUSTAINED.

* HUMIDITY...15 TO 25 PERCENT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...NONE.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. 
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

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