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Roughly 600 Acres Burned in Drew County Wildfire

Highway 278 West has been shut down between Interstate 530 and Wilmar.
A wildfire is burning in Drew County (Photo Courtesy of Monticello Live)
A wildfire is burning in Drew County (Photo Courtesy of Monticello Live)
DREW COUNTY, AR -- Hundreds of acres of land in Drew County have been burned by a fire that began this afternoon, officials say.

Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober gave a rough estimate of 600 acres. 

The only property affected was one wooden shed near a home, though several homes had to be evacuated.

Crews from outside of Drew County have been sent home.

An Arkansas Forestry Commission crew will work through the night to place a fire line all the way around the fire,
which the sheriff says will be less intense during nightfall.

As of 8:30 p.m., Highway 278 West was reopened.

A tanker plane is dropping water and spotter plane is trying to find the direction the fire is heading.

We have a crew at the scene and will provide more information as it becomes available.
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