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Small Fire Temporarily Closes Sneed Creek Trail

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Date: March 9, 2011
Contact: Fenn Wimberly, 870/365-2766

On Monday morning, fire personnel responded to the threat of smoke coming from the Ponca Wilderness. Once on site, they discovered a low intensity fire in the leaf litter of the understory, which had burned an approximate total 4 acres. The fire was monitored while precautions were implemented to reduce the potential threat of further damage. At this time, the cause of the fire remains unknown. For public safety, Sneed Creek Trail was temporarily closed Monday and Tuesday from Compton trailhead to Granny Henderson.

Did You Know?

Unknown children on porch of the William Villines house.

Did you know that Buffalo National River preserves many pioneer homesteads ranging from the 1840s to the 1930s? These structures document the struggles and lifeways of people that carved a living out of the lush forests of the Buffalo River region.