UPDATE 5:00 PM

Fire officials tell Deltaplex News that the Arkansas Forestry Commission has conducted a survey to determine the amount of property that was burned by the wildfire in the area of Grant County Road 51 and Grant County Road 57. The survey determined that approximately 1500 acres were burned by the fires.

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Officials say it is believed that a cigarette thrown from a vehicle may have caused the fire.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Multiple fire departments, the Arkansas Forestry Commission, and other emergency personnel battled a large wildfire in Grant County Sunday afternoon into Monday morning. Crews were on scene for over 13 hours battling the blaze.

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The fire was centered in the area of Grant County Road 51 and Grant County Road 57.

Sheridan Fire Chief Ben Hammond tells Deltaplex News that approximately 700 acres of land burned during the fire. Despite that, no structures were lost and no injuries were reported in the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Video and photos are shared below.

 

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Grant County Wildfire (Ben Hammond – Sheridan Fire Department)

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Grant County wildfire damage (Luke Matheson – Deltaplex News)

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