Trash fire burns down barns, 30-40 acres
|Updated: 7/28/2012 5:39 pm
||Published: 7/28/2012 4:06 pm
BEEBE, AR – Residents burning trash caused a 30 to 40 acre grass fire in White County that burned down barns and evacuated 3 homes, according to the White County Sheriff’s Office.
White County is currently under a burn ban. The sheriff’s office says they expect charges to be filed.
Six fire departments and the Arkansas Forestry Commission fought the fire. Two firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion battling the fire and had to be taken away in an ambulance.
County Ranger Kenny Coley said that if it weren’t for the preparation of the area volunteers, the fire could have been much worse.
The fire was located off of Ridge Road near Beebe. It is fully contained.
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