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Isaac Lifts Many Burn Bans Across Arkansas

Isaac’s rains are bringing down the fire threat across the Arkansas. Burn bans that have been in effect for months were finally lifted Friday.  Washington...

Isaac's rains are bringing down the fire threat across the Arkansas. Burn bans that have been in effect for months were finally lifted Friday. 

Washington, Benton, Crawford and Sebastian Counties and several others have lifted their burn bans effective immediately following the rain.

"It's one of the most exceptional droughts nationwide that we've seen in a long time," Crawford County Judge John Hall said in response to cancelling burn bans.

Anyone interested in burning, should do so sooner rather than later, according to Judge Hall.

"Be sure to take advantage of it as soon as possible while the ground is still wet and while the grass is still wet," said Judge Hall.

Burn bans could go back in effect here over the next few weeks, if the ground dries back out.

The Arkansas Forestry Commission provides a map of county burn bans on their website, which is updated daily. Visit http://www.arkfireinfo.org/ for more information.