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Only 12 of Arkansas' 75 counties have burn bans

Only a dozen of Arkansas' 75 counties have burn bans left in effect after the remnants of Hurricane Isaac dumped rain on parts of the state.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Only a dozen of Arkansas' 75 counties have burn bans left in effect after the remnants of Hurricane Isaac dumped rain on parts of the state.

Much of Arkansas has seen burn bans this summer because of the drought.

According to the Arkansas Forestry Commission's website, there are burn bans in effect in Clay, Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Prairie, Phillips and St. Francis counties in the eastern part of the state. In western Arkansas, there are burn bans in Hempstead, Little River, Logan, Madison and Sebastian counties.

Officials are encouraging people to obey the bans and use care with any outdoor activity that may spark a fire, including lawn mowing.

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