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    Acres burn, home destroyed, others threatened in wildfire

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    HOT SPRING COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Firefighters are battling a fire in Hot Spring County.

    Sheila Doughty with the Arkansas Forestry Commission said the fire is off of Old Military Road; the Commission spotted the fire sometime Monday afternoon and called in for help. About five acres and a house have been caught up in the flames.

    A spokesperson with the Office of Emergency Management said the fire started in the woods, but investigators are not sure what caused it. They said it happened in a populated area on a narrow dirt road. They also said 10 structures were threatened, and one home is a total loss.

    OEM said no one was injured in the fire, but 10-15 firefighters are being treated for heat-related issues.

    Doughty said at least five volunteer fire departments have responded, including Saline and Glenn Rose.

    THV 11 News will continue to follow this story and bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.


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