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    Monticello Live reports 1,500 acre forest fire contained in Drew Co.

    10:50 AM, Aug 15, 2012   |    comments
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    DREW COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - According to MonticelloLive.com, crews worked throughout Tuesday evening to contain a forest fire near Lacey.

    In an update at 8:40 p.m., it was reported on the website that residents on Jones Loop were evacuated.

    Just before 11 p.m., the 1,500 acre fire was declared "contained" by the Arkansas Forestry Commission.

    Folks who were evacuated were able to return to their homes around midnight.

    The cause is still being investigated. No structures were damaged, just a lot of pine trees. There are still smoldering spots, so crews are watching for hot spots.

    For more on the damage, the crews involved in containing the fire, and other information, visit http://www.monticellolive.com//.

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