75 Acre Fire near Lacey and The Valley Contained – Friday UpdateJuly 6th, 2012 by iPhone
An estimated 75 acres of forest land were burned in a wild fire, Thursday afternoon.
The fire began around 4 pm, near Chapman Trail, and at 6:30, had burned approximately 40 acres, and was still ablaze.
Arkansas Forestry Commission brought in 4-5 plows, 2 tanker planes, and a control plane. A Blackhawk helicopter, from the National Guard, also arrived at the scene, to battle the blaze with a “pond bucket”.
Fire depts. involved included Lacey-Ladelle and Monticello, with Selma and Collins Cominto helping fill the AFC planes at the airport.
The fire was declared to be “contained” around 7:15, with the Forestry Commission remaining at the burn site, to watch for hot-spots.