Hot, dry leads to wildfires

Local fire departments respond to numerous wildfires in both rangeland and timber

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Firefighters from the Gentry Fire Department extinguished flames at a large brush fire in the Maysville area on Friday evening. Fire departments from Maysville, Sulphur Springs, Decatur, Gravette, Gentry, Hiwasse, Bentonville, and Jay, Okla. responded to the fire, as well as the Arkansas Forestry Commission and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

Firefighters from the Gentry Fire Department extinguished flames at a large brush fire in the Maysville area on Friday evening. Fire departments from Maysville, Sulphur Springs, Decatur, Gravette, Gentry, Hiwasse, Bentonville, and Jay, Okla. responded to the fire, as well as the Arkansas Forestry Commission and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.
Photo by Janelle Jessen

MAYSVILLE — Almost 1,000 acres of pasture and timberland in northwest Benton County went up in smoke and flames last week.


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