Nearly 40 acres burned in grassfire in Gravette

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Nearly 40 acres burned in grassfire in Gravette



ALL RIGHT, THANKS. MAJESTIC AND YOU KNOW THIS WEEKEND’S WINDY WEATHER, IT IS DEFINITELY HAS THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SAYING THAT EVERY COUNTY IN OUR VIEWING AREA NOW UNDER HIGH WILDFIRE DANGER, MUCH OF THE SOUTH ARKANSAS AREA ALSO AT EXTREME RISK. AND YOU HEARD MAJESTIC TALK ABOUT THIS FORECAST PAST THAT WEATHER AS FIRE OFFICIALS WORRIED ABOUT THAT WILDFIRE RISK. AND 4029 STILL READ TALKED TO THE ROGERS FIRE CHIEF ABOUT IT. AND THEY’VE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS THREAT ALREADY, RIGHT, PHIL? YEAH, THEY’RE PRETTY BUSY THIS AFTERNOON. THEY DEALT WITH A WILDFIRE OUT IN RURAL BEN COUNTY. AND THE VIDEO THAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO SEE, IT REALLY SHOWS THE EFFECT THAT WINDY WEATHER CAN HAVE ON A FIRE. SMOKE FILLED THE AIR FROM THIS GRASS FIRE. AND IN GRAVETTE ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON, ALMOST 40 ACRES BURNED FROM IT. AUTHORITIES SAY IT BEGAN AS A VEGETATION FIRE. THEY EVACUATED A NEARBY BUSINESS JUST SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN GRAVETTE CHIEF THOMAS JENKINS WITH THE ROGERS FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS WINDY WEATHER ALLOWS FIRE TO MOVE QUICKLY FROM A LATERALS STANDPOINT. THEY BECOME A REAL ISSUE WHERE THEY INTERACT WITH THE BUILT ENVIRONS AND HOMES AND BUSINESSES. AND SO WE JUST WE WANT TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF PRECAUTION AND AND THAT’S IMPORTANT TO THAT’S IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US. FORTUNATELY, NO ONE WAS HURT DURING THE FIRE AND BENTON COUNTY IS STILL UNDER A BURN BAN. THAT MEANS PEOPLE CAN’T DO ANY OUTDOOR BURNING, BUT GRILLING IS ALLOWED. BUT CHIEF JENKINS SUGGESTS DOING IT ON A CONCRETE OR A PAVED SURFACE, OR JUST FIND ANOTHER WAY TO COOK YO

Nearly 40 acres burned in grassfire in Gravette

According to Benton County officials, a grass fire burned about forty acres in Gravette. The call came in around 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon.The blaze began as a vegetation fire. A nearby business was evacuated just south of downtown Gravette on Mount Olive Road. Fortunately, no one was hurt.Watch the video above for more information!

According to Benton County officials, a grass fire burned about forty acres in Gravette. The call came in around 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

The blaze began as a vegetation fire. A nearby business was evacuated just south of downtown Gravette on Mount Olive Road. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

Watch the video above for more information!

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