Officials Say Dry Weather Could Spark Trouble. - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro, AR--Ron Smiley Reports

Officials Say Dry Weather Could Spark Trouble.

May 31, 2005--Posted 3:00 pm CDT

 

Jonesboro, AR--Local officials ask if you don’t have to burn, don’t burn.  Jack Richardson with the Craighead County Office of Emergency Management points out that most fires set locally are probably illegal.  Adding that law enforcement often times ops to put out fires instead of writing tickets.  He now hopes that those who casually burn yard waste and trash will take his advice and stop burning until we get some local rain.

 

The Jonesboro Fire Department reports that for the month they have been surprisingly slow.  There are many reasons they credit for this, but say one key reason could be the humidity.  They say even with the dry ground and grass the high humidity slows the growth of fires keeping them manageable for right now.  They say once the humidity levels go down and the ground dries out just a bit more they expect to see more brush fires needing their help to put out.

 

Currently no counties inArkansas have issued burn bans but if these dry conditions continue officials say they expect that to soon change.  For more information about your counties dry conditions you go to the Arkansas Forestry Commission’s web page at www.forestry.state.ar.us/.

 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Crews work to restore power to residents following overnight storm damage

    Crews work to restore power to residents following overnight storm damage

    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-03-25 15:28:38 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-03-25 15:38:12 GMT
    (Source: Craighead Electric Cooperative Facebook Page)(Source: Craighead Electric Cooperative Facebook Page)

    Several residents affected by overnight storms may have to wait a while before their power is restored.

    Several residents affected by overnight storms may have to wait a while before their power is restored.

  • City incinerator cut off following early morning storm damage

    City incinerator cut off following early morning storm damage

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:37 AM EDT2017-03-25 14:37:51 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:53 AM EDT2017-03-25 14:53:10 GMT
    (Source: Bill Campbell)(Source: Bill Campbell)

    The city of Jonesboro announced Saturday morning that access to the city's incinerator has been cut off in the wake of storms that rolled through the area.

    The city of Jonesboro announced Saturday morning that access to the city's incinerator has been cut off in the wake of storms that rolled through the area.

  • New business comes to Bono

    New business comes to Bono

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:38:07 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:45:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    One-third of the Jim Co Factory building in Bono will now be used as another factory, bring six to eight jobs to the city.

    One-third of the Jim Co Factory building in Bono will now be used as another factory, bring six to eight jobs to the city.

Powered by Frankly