1,185 Acres Destroyed, as Forest Fire Burned Across Southern Drew County, Over WeekendSeptember 20th, 2010 by Joe Burgess
For several hours, the fire was moving north on two separate fronts, and south, with another fire wall, centered around Gates/Mainline Road, between the south section of Midway Route and Collins Line Road, about 15-20 miles from Monticello.
Local fire departments were standing by area deer camps and watch for road crossings, while 2 planes were dropping water, another plane guiding the firefighters, and 9 fire-plows were also working to extinguish the blazes.
Around 7:30, Saturday night, it was estimated the the fire was 50% contained, and that the planes and plows would be able to contain and control the remaining fire; and at 9 pm Arkansas Forestry Commission crews reported that the fire had been contained.
Drew County deputies, local constables, and ADEM and OEM were also on the scene, to help as needed.
As of 2 pm, Sunday afternoon, an estimated 990 acres or timber had been destroyed, in Drew County.
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