by Shannon Cay
PYATT, Ark. – Judge Terry Ott is issuing a burn ban in Marion County starting today (Tuesday).
Officials with the county, weather service, and local fire departments are asking people in the Marion County area to not burn anything outdoors until conditions change.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for most of the northern part of Arkansas. The volunteer Bruno-Pyatt Fire department reports they have responded to at least one field fire every day for the last week and it has put a tremendous amount of stress on volunteers and equipment.
The department reports no injuries, but ask people to acknowledge the warning.