Wildfire in Hot Springs

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.