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Crews battle 80-acre wildfire

Posted: April 10, 2014 - 11:11am
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Update: 

Flare-ups were ongoing Thursday afternoon in an approximate 80-acre wildfire in the area of Mill Pond and Earnhardt roads, according to acting fire chief Brian Moix of the Conway Fire Department. 

The fire was contained, Moix said, but wind was causing problems as "hot spots" flared up "all over the place."

Three crews, including Conway, Pine Village and Mayflower fire departments, were monitoring the acreage Thursday afternoon. 

The Arkansas Forestry Commission was responding to knock out trees that were catching fire, Moix said. 

It is believed the fire started small yesterday in a field where a man was bush hogging. 

Moix said it was possible a spark from the equipment caught grass on fire and that the fire burned slowly overnight until winds picked up Thursday and spread the blaze. 

Crews responded at 10 a.m. Thursday, and the fire was mostly contained by noon. 

Fire Chief Mike Winter was out of town training Thursday, and Moix was acting chief. 

 

 

 

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Multiple departments are responding to a 50-70 acre grass and wildfire in the area of Mill Pond Road and Earnhardt Road, according to acting Conway Fire Chief Brian Moix.

Conway, Mayflower and Pine Village departments have been on scene for about one hour. 

The threatened area is about 90 acres, and no structures are currently in danger, Moix said. 

More personnel are responding along with the Arkansas Forestry Commission. 

Moix said the cause of the fire is not yet known.

Fire Chief Mike Winter is out of town today, and Moix is acting fire chief. 

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