Dry conditions throughout much of the state has caused a significant increase in wild land fire activity as compared to previous years in Arkansas. According to the Forestry website over 30,000 acres have burned between January 1st and November 9th 2010, compared to just 16,000 acres in 2009.

23 counties in Arkansas are currently under a “Burn Ban” as of November 10th. Lawrence County is not under a ban currently but all surrounding counties are at this time. Burn Ban information may be obtained at www.arkfireinfo.org .

Lawrence County is one of over twenty counties in the “High” wildfire danger zone according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission.