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County judge lifts burn ban

Residents in some Arkansas counties will need to wait a while before they burn their falling...
Residents in some Arkansas counties will need to wait a while before they burn their falling leaves.
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 10:56 AM CDT|Updated: 23 hours ago
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SHARP COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Northeast Arkansas burn ban has been lifted following a day of scattered showers and storms.

On Sept. 15, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission, Sharp County was one of seven counties in the state under such restrictions.

But on Wednesday, Sept. 22, County Judge Gene Moore announced the ban had been lifted.

Currently, five counties in the state remain under burn bans:

  • Conway
  • Crawford
  • Perry
  • Pike
  • Sebastian
As of Sept. 22, only five counties in the state remain under burn bans.
As of Sept. 22, only five counties in the state remain under burn bans.(Arkansas Forestry Commission)

The commission reported Sept. 15 all counties in the state have a moderate risk of wildfire.

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