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Wildfires Destroy Homes in North Arkansas

SEARCY COUNTY, Ark.- People living in Searcy County are moving forward as best they can, after two big wildfires ripped through the area last week. 

One of those fires destroyed close to half a dozen homes.

David Griffin lived off Tomahawk Church Road, and saw the fire from a distance in the woods on Thursday. 

He called the sheriff's office.

Next thing he knew, his neighbor arrived on his property, saying his cabin was already gone. 

"Called the Searcy County Sheriff's Department," says Griffin. "The guy took my name and number, said he'd call me back but never did. So, we kind of let our guard down. Next thing I know, my neighbor is honking at me at the end of my driveway, saying the fire already had his cabin. Then we just abandoned ship and this is what happened."

That fire also destroyed four to six other homes, and spread across hundreds of acres of land.

Griffin and another neighbor say they lost tens of thousands of dollars worth of property in the fire.

Griffin is a retired musician and lost about 15-20 instruments. 

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