Boyd: Dry conditions leading to fire opportunities

Boyd: Dry conditions leading to fire opportunities

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Officials with the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Wednesday that the state is under a moderate wildfire danger, with dry conditions everywhere.

Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd said the fire at a home in Cash was hard to fight due to the dry conditions.

Boyd said the fire rekindled in some places making it a very difficult and frustrating situation.

"The dry conditions we have had has just made the fire that much worse, it spread across the road," Boyd said. "They have had to fight the fire continuously."

About seven different fire departments responded to the deadly fire Wednesday.

Captain Justin Rolland with the Craighead County Sheriff's Department said that because it is the time of year when Northeast Arkansas is very dry, there is nothing that can really be done in preparation for incidents like this.

A map showing danger areas around the state can be found at the Forestry Commission's website.

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