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Fire in Faulkner County destroys homes

FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Crews responded to a large grass fire in Faulkner County.

"I was coming home from work. By the time I got half way here I could see black smoke," said Marsha Brown, a Holland resident.

Authorities said the fire covered a 50-mile radius.  They said a vacant house and a mobile home were destroyed, while one home was partially burned.

"The neighbor behind me, her place was burnt down and the property beside me it was abandoned it was burned down," said Brown.

Authorities said the cause of the fire is still unknown at this point.

"One of the big challenges is where it burned was in between two roads and there were houses down both roads with decent amounts of acreage," said assistant chief Brinton Ramoly of Holland.

Ramoly said the terrain made it challenge to contain.  With several counties under a burn ban, he said there is a lesson to learned.

"[This fire] just reiterates if there's a burn ban, it's there for a reason and this is why people have lost their houses and possessions," said Chief Ramoly

Around 7:30 p.m., Today's THV received word that all evacuees are now able to go back to their homes.  No injuries have been reported.


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