Outdoor (Controlled) Burning:
County Fire Services and the Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC) have developed these guidelines to determine when controlled open burning is permissible:

  • Weather conditions in the past 24 to 48 hours: (rainfall, temperature, humidity, and wind velocities)
  • Present weather conditions: (rainfall, temperature, humidity, and wind velocities)
  • Weather & Fire Danger forecast data: National Weather Service

24-Hour Burn Ban:
A 24-Hour burn ban is issued when weather conditions exist temporarily to ban outdoor burning.


Court Ordered Burn Ban:
A burn ban is a prohibition of any kind of outside burning for a period of up to 60 (sixty) days from the day the ban is issued or until lifted by the County Judge.


Open Burning: is considered extremely dangerous to people, buildings, trees and grasslands and violations are very serious, punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.


Outdoor (Controlled) Burning:
Notify the County before burning by calling 479-273-5530 or toll-free at 866-207-5140. Only the burning of yard waste and agricultural clearing operations are permitted.
You must stay with the fire until it is out. If you encounter any problems during the burn please call 911.
You cannot burn household trash, tires, chemicals, construction, demolition or salvage waste, wood or lumber (treated or untreated ).
The open burning of anything not specifically exempted is considered a violation of state law.