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CLARK COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Crews contain a wildfire that began in Clark County and has spread to Hot Spring County.
Officials say the fire began in Clark County between Point Cedar and Amity around 1:00 p.m., and spread to the western part of Hot Spring County.
THV's Max Seigle and Dustin Wilson were in the Amity area this evening. They've confirmed that the fire spanned over 400 acres. The Red Cross established a shelter at a Bismarck school, but as of just before 9:00 p.m., the evacuees were told they could go back to their homes. The Red Cross is closing the shelter.
One man working the fire was injured, and was taken to a hospital for treatment. He is expected to be okay.
John Goss with AFC says the fire appears to have started after an in-use hay bailer caught fire while in a field.
According the Arkansas Forestry Commission, the fire has destroyed two barns, a hay bailer, campers, and vehicles. The AFC has eight plows on scene, working to contain the blaze.
Goss says the fire is 100 percent contained at this point.
Deputies say that the wildfire was pushing smoke into Garland County, but there were no fires in that area.