A fire in Drew County burned more than 1000 acres. AFC personnel have responded to 1373 fires in 2010, with 176 fire responses, so far, in September. On Saturday and Sunday, seven homes were threatened by wildfires. Air tankers made foam drops on fires in Garland, Drew, and Pike Counties. Air tankers made water drops in Dallas, Drew, Lafayette, Little River, Montgomery, Nevada, and Ouachita Counties.
Arkansas residents living in forested areas should begin taking measures to protect their homes from wildfire. Even the smallest steps taken can lead to a huge advantage in ensuring your home will remain standing.
With a high fire danger risk, there are a few things to remember: