Poteau Mountain Wilderness | This fire is not technically a very large fire incident like the ones we have reported on in the past but it has potential to grow into one.
The #MidnightFire exploded from its Saturday’s sit rep of 190 to now 700-plus acres that originally ignited on Thursday, February 1st around 2345 hours. Fire behavior is said to be moderate with flanking that is burning hardwood litter on the Ouachita National Forest near Waldron, Arkansas in steep and rugged terrain.
Rain is due to fall over the area in the next 12 hours and last for the next two days which greatly impact fire behavior.
There have been no increase in fire resources with only 18 firefighters on the fire line.
There is still no word on the cause.
No injuries and no threats to nearby communities have been reported.
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