With dry conditions and winds across the county, the majority of fire departments experienced fires in their areas on Monday.

One department had an extremely busy day, Strawberry Fire Department started the morning with the rekindling of a fire involving chicken houses on Lawrence 350 at 7:15 am. At 11:30 the department responded to a medical call assisted by the Lynn Volunteer Fire Department. At 2:30 pm the Strawberry Fire Department was called yet again to a field fire on Lawrence 327.

Again at 3:11 they were called back to the area where the chicken house fire, as they cleared that scene they were called to Ball Park Road where some 150 round bales of hay were on fire at 4:30 pm.

Strawberry Asst. Chief Hunter Durham stated his appreciation for the assistance from the Lynn and Saffell Fire Departments, Durham said every time he looked up either Lynn or Saffell were there helping.

Other departments around the county were busy as well, Imboden Volunteer Fire Department along with Arkansas Forestry responded to an out of control wild land fire today, Black Rock Fire Department was called to the scene of a 10 acre fire during the day as well as Walnut Ridge, Portia and others.

The county is not under a burn ban at this time but residents are urged to use caution if doing any outside burning under the dry conditions.

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