Burn Ban Partially Lifted

County Judge Darryl Mahoney on Tuesday issued an executive order that reduces the scope of a countywide burn ban put into place on March 18 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving it in place around COVID-19 evaluation centers.

The burn ban, amended on March 25, cited the presence of smoke in the air, which can exacerbate respiratory problems and creates a hazardous and dangerous condition for the public and health care providers in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak.

Tuesday’s executive order said air-quality conditions have improved and the Arkansas  Department of Transportation has requested that the burn ban be lifted.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday, the burn ban will only apply to a one-mile circumference around COVID-19 evaluation centers located at:

■ Hamilton West Family Medicine, 1629 Airport Road.

■ Fountain Lake Family Medicine, 4517 Park Ave.

■ CHI St. Vincent Medical Building, 4419 Highway 7 north, Hot Springs Village.

■ CHI St. Vincent Convenient Care, 100 McGowan Court.

■ National Park Medical Center, 1910 Malvern Ave.


Courtesy of The Sentinel Record (link to original article here)