A burn ban was issued Monday morning for Faulkner County after recommendations from the National Weather Service and the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
Faulkner County is one of 32 counties in Arkansas under a burn ban. Those counties, along with 19 others, are considered “high” for wildfire danger by the forestry commission.
“Given the low humidity, cool nights and comfortable days, everything is just extremely dry,” Faulkner County Judge Preston Scroggin said. “With these types of conditions, it doesn’t take much to start a fire.”
Scroggin said the ban would be lifted once the area received rain showers. However, recent weather forecasts show no chance of rain for several days.
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