A three-day fire in Bradley County has been contained after burning nearly 2,000 acres.
The blaze, which began Tuesday afternoon, has been controlled with the help of various local fire crews and the Arkansas Forestry Commission, according to state forester Joe Fox.
Fox said that while authorities are attempting to determine exactly how much property has burned, the forestry commission estimates it to be about 2,000-acres. No structures were damaged, Fox said, and there are no reports of injuries or deaths.
As of Thursday morning, Fox said three to four units are still on scene with bulldozers for precautionary reasons, and a detection plane is flying over the area to scout for damage and any possible flare-ups. Fox said Wednesday that the fire was previously contained Tuesday night, but it unexpectedly reignited Wednesday morning.
The fire occurred on a pine plantation owned by Potlatch Forest Holdings, which Fox said looks to have sustained around a 90-percent loss to its crop.
The blaze comes at a time when a number of southern Arkansas counties are experiencing an extreme drought, including Bradley County.
Read more in Friday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.