Rogers Firefighters Battle Blazes

Posted: January 29, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF Rogers firefighters bring a hose to a grass and brush fire Tuesday in the Summit Heights area of Rogers, east of downtown. The fire burned grass and woods in a hollow between Summit Heights and Lake Atalanta.

A fire spread quickly over dry brush and grass in a ravine near Lake Atalanta about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The dangerous blaze threatened at least three homes and a barn near Lake Atalanta, firefighters said.

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Fire Bans

Fire bans are in effect for most of Arkansas, including Benton and Washington counties. Firefighters said Tuesday a grass fire spread rapidly in Rogers because of dry and windy conditions. The state is at a high level of wildfire danger.


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