Firefighters have a wild fire at West
Mountain at Hot Springs about 70 percent under control.
The fire came close to burning a number of homes in the Prospect
area of the city but did not get past the back yards. Hot Springs
police spokesman Corporal Chris Chapmond says crews have a strong
perimeter around the fire and that they hope to have it fully under
control by this afternoon.
About 110 acres burned, and about 200 firefighters and emergency
personnel responded. Chapmond the crews from volunteer and regular
fire departments as well as state and federal forest service
firefighters all worked well together to contain the blaze.
The fire was reported at about 2 a.m. Chapmond says the apparent
cause was a blown electric transformer.