Arkansas Forestry along with local fire departments warn of the potential for high fire danger over the weekends. With warmer temperatures, wind gust and dry conditions the chances of wild land fires increases.

Over the last several days numerous fire departments in Lawrence and surrounding counties have been called to controlled burns that have gotten out of control .

Social media post from the city of Walnut Ridge and Portia have ask property owners that are going to be having controlled burns to notify the Lawrence County Dispatch Center of the burns. The Dispatch Center can be reached at the non-emergency line at 870-886-2525 ext 7

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