LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -Authorities said they have yet to determine what caused a series of Arkansas brushfires Wednesday.
Officials said the cause could be as simple as a single cigarette discarded on an interstate.
"It can burn down not only property but lives," said Captain Kenny McCann of Little Rock Fire Department.
"This grass is just waiting on a little bit of a spark," said Captain McCann.
Meteorologist said Arkansas' drought coverage area sat at .27-percent last week.
This week more than 83 percent of the area sits in a drought.
Authorities said although you would not think it possible, a simple glass bottle thrown out a window onto grass could spark a wildfire.
"Anytime you've got glass laying on the ground then that can act as a magnifying glass if the sun hits it right and it can spark a fire," said Captain McCann.
He said many rural residents pull onto dry grass without a thought.
"An exhaust pipe is certainly enough to do that. That's all it takes," said Captain McCann.
He said it is illegal to shoot fireworks within Little Rock city limits.
Captain McCann said residents living in an area where it is legal, should do so on pavement, not any sort of grass.
"Well when they come down they caused spot fires and that can cause the fire to spread and just get away from you," said Captain McCann.