LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Several small brush fires are being worked in central Arkansas.
On Highway 161 in the McAlmont area in Pulaski County, a fire broke out that destroyed a vehicle and a trailer near Chief's Bar and Grill. The driver pulled up next to the trailer and one of the two caught fire which spread to the other. Both are destroyed. No one was injured.
Another happened at 5520 Taril in the Morgan area. The grass fire damaged a residential structure. No one was injured.
Union Pacific also told the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office they are dealing with small brush fire along some of their tracks. They did not say where.
More from the Arkansas Forestry Commission:
The Pope County Pea Ridge fire is 70 percent contained. It is an estimated 300 plus acres. Now homes were lost, but several were threatened. Several oil pads were burned over, but it is unknown if they were damaged. Air Crews spotted an additional fire in Pope County, west of Pea Ridge fire and dropped water on it, holding it until the fire departments could arrive.
A fire in White County near Bald Knob was suppressed earlier today. It was estimated at 140 acres with four homes threatened and one outbuilding lost.
The Logan County fire broke the line earlier today. It is estimated at 293 acres. Crews are still working at this time.
The AFC has had a reported 324 fires in June with 4,873 acres damaged. This is compared to June 2011, when 157 fires burned 1,263.