- Associated Press - Friday, February 21, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - There’s a high danger of wildfires for the northwestern quarter of Arkansas, and the danger is listed as moderate for much of western and the north-central part of the state.

The Arkansas Forestry Commission said Friday that burn bans are in place for 13 Arkansas counties.

In Pulaski County, a fire at Camp Robinson caused some concern among residents but officials said the burn was planned. The wind was such that the smoke wasn’t expected to affect people living near the base.

State Forester Joe Fox says people burning should take precautions at this time of year. He told Little Rock television station KTHV (https://is.gd/Rg1MsI ) that March tends to be the month with the most wildfires. Fox says the agency is girding for a difficult fire season.

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Information from: KTHV-TV, https://www.kthv.com/

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