Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson has issued a burn ban at 3 p.m. today. According to Dodson, the rising temperatures coupled with the forecast of no rain for the foreseeable future has made this decision inevitable.
"The counties across the state enacting bans are all starting to light up like a Christmas tree," Dodson said. "We need to take action immediately."
Monday, a grass fire near the Pulaski County border required multiple agencies to respond.
Temperatures have lingered near triple digits for the past few days, and although temperatures will drop over the weekend, no precipitation is expected.