Mayflower Fire Chief Carl Rossini has implemented a burn ban for the city.
Rossini said the fire department has dealt with a number of grass fires recently, mostly caused by discarded cigarette butts.
Rossini said residents will not be allowed to burn anything until the ban is lifted.
“No fireworks, which are already banned, no trash piles or leaves or anything like that can be burned in the city,” Rossini said.
The fire department did not see a major increase in fires over the July 4 holiday weekend.
“It wasn’t too bad over the weekend,” Rossini said. “Fireworks are banned in the city limits, so that helped out a lot.”
Faulkner County Judge Preston Scroggin said there is no countywide burn ban in place at this time, but Rossini hopes the county follows suit. Conway Fire Chief Bart Castleberry said there is no burn ban in the Conway city limits.
Rossini said there is no timetable for when the ban may be lifted.
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