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Wildfire danger elevated

July 26, 2012

The recent wildfire and subsequent evacuation of Ola, Arkansas reminds us that wildfire is a particular concern this year. The combination of extreme to exceptional drought and extreme heat has scorched vegetation across forest, range and pasture lands. Wildfires can be triggered by everyday activities, such as lawn mowing, hay baling, or parking hot vehicles on tall grass.

Do you know how to be ready if fire threatens your home or farm? Are you prepared to evacuate? Voluntary and then mandatory evacuations in Ola came with little warning to residents.   READ MORE …

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