Submitted photo FORKED FIRE: Flames burn down a hill in the Forked Fire in the Flatside Wilderness. Fire managers have temporarily closed the Flatside Wilderness and the portion of the Ouachita Trail that goes through the Wilderness as a safety precaution. The Forked Fire is estimated to be 490 acres and is 60 percent contained. Photo is courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.

Submitted photo FORKED FIRE: Flames burn down a hill in the Forked Fire in the Flatside Wilderness. Fire managers have temporarily closed the Flatside Wilderness and the portion of the Ouachita Trail that goes through the Wilderness as a safety precaution. The Forked Fire is estimated to be 490 acres and is 60 percent contained. Photo is courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.

County issues burn ban

By David Showers
This article was published November 28, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

The burn ban Garland County issued Monday followed a busy holiday weekend for the Arkansas Forestry Commission, which reported suppressing 103 wildfires from Thursday to Sunday that burned 1,805 acres across the state.

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