“We want Arkansans to enjoy July 4th celebrations across the state, but to pay close attention to sparks from firework displays and flames from outdoor burning,” says State Forester Joe Fox. Thus far in 2018, 17,150 acres have burned in 790 wildfires. In June, 1,473 acres have burned in 90 wildfires. Last year, a total of 1,566 wildfires burned 27,549 acres. The most recent highest wildfire frequency year was in 2012 when 2,148 wildfires burned 34,434 acres.(photo from Pulaski County wildfire, last week).