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Friday Fire Jumps Arkansas River, Heads to Lamar

Friday Fire Jumps Arkansas River, Heads to Lamar

Firefighters in Lamar and Prowers county were called out in force late Friday afternoon and into the evening on April 22, to combat a wind-driven blaze north and east of the city. Lamar Fire Chief Marshall Cook said the fire spread across the Arkansas River and was moving westward, blown by winds that fortunately, weren’t […]

Containment of Bent County Prairie Fire Continues

Containment of Bent County Prairie Fire Continues

Update – An estimated 7,000 acres situated north of the Arkansas River in Bent County and an undetermined amount south of the river have been scorched since Saturday afternoon, when a fast-moving fire broke out shortly after 1pm. 11 homes north of CR JJ in Hasty were evacuated as a precaution earlier Sunday afternoon, when […]