ALTUS, Ark. (AP) - Emergency management officials say firefighters have surrounded a fire near Alix in western Arkansas that they say is fed by brush left over from a deadly tornado a year ago.
Franklin County Emergency Management Coordinator Fred Mullen says the fire was reported about 12:30 p.m. and had burned about 1 square mile.
Mullen says there have been no injuries and no homes or other structures lost.
Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Rick Covert says the fire was burning about five miles south of Interstate 40 - but that there is no apparent danger to travelers on the interstate.
Covert says the fire is surrounded - but expected to burn for a day or two because of the dry, thick brush left behind from a May 2011 tornado that killed three people.
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