Fort Chaffee Burning in Wildfire

BARLING, AR - Several wildfires broke out at Fort Chaffee, spreading to a vacant barracks as winds fanned the flames.

Fort Smith City Administrator Randy Reed said at least 40 buildings were involved in the fire and businesses that moved to property once part of the old army post have been evacuated.  There were no reports of injuries.

Television station KFSM said early reports Tuesday were that as many as nine buildings suffered heavy damage.  Smoke could be seen at the old post in western Arkansas.

Firefighters asked for help from neighboring counties.

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