Already, Arkansas wildfires up to 524

Officials cite low rainfall, humidity

Posted: February 28, 2014 at 2:59 a.m.

For the first two months of this year, the state has seen more than double the 10-year normal average of wildfires, an Arkansas Forestry Commission spokesman said Thursday.

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