LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – After a dry and hot July, burn bans finally started to retreat as much-needed rain entered the state by late August.

Now well into September without any significant rain across the state, burn bans have started to reappear. As of 10/5, 64 counties are currently under a burn ban. Counties in red are under a county-wide burn ban.

More burn bans are expected across Arkansas with no rain forecast in the extended forecast. Stay with the Arkansas Storm Team for continued updates on fire weather conditions.

Burn ban restrictions are different for each county. Contact your county judge’s office to find out what restrictions you are under.

Wildfire danger also remains elevated with all of the state under a high-risk meaning, first can ignite easily and spread quietly. Every fire started has the potential to become large, erratic, and extreme.