Midnight Fire

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Midnight Fire


Incident Overview

The Midnight Fire was discovered around midnight Thursday, Feb. 1st. It is burning in the Poteau Mountain Wilderness, near Waldron, Arkansas. The fire is approximately 190 acres, burning slowly in steep and rugged terrain. 18 firefighters are on scene.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday February 01st, 2018 approx. 11:45 PM
LocationPoteau Mountain Wilderness, near Waldron, AR
Incident CommanderR.L. Self, IC; USFS

Current Situation

Total Personnel18
Size800 Acres
Fuels Involved

Hardwood litter

Significant Events

moderate, flanking


Projected Incident Activity

12 hours - Rain should help out over the next two days

Unit Information

USFS Shield
Ouachita National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Hot Springs, AR 71902

Incident Contact

Tracy Farley
Email: tfarley@fs.fed.us
Phone: 479-964-7232
Hours: M-F 0745-1615

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