LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Pulaski County announced a burn ban Thursday morning, becoming the 28th Arkansas county to currently enact such a rule.
Other counties could possibly issue burn bans as temperatures reach dangerous highs and droughts cause an increasing fire hazard.
The Arkansas counties under burn ban as July 7 include:
- Van Buren
Arkansas Forestry has the north and west of the state under a moderate wildfire risk. The National Drought Information System has 42.4% of Arkansas under “abnormally dry” conditions, 13.6% of Arkansas in a “moderate” drought, and 0.5% of Arkansas (in far northern Fulton, Sharp, and Randolph counties) in a “severe” drought.