Bella Vista property owners believe stump dump smoke could get worse

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BELLA VISTA, Ark. – The stump dump fire could get worse before it’s put out. 

That’s the one message the Bella Vista Property Owners Association wants to get out to people before starting to extinguish. 

Last Friday, the group submitted its plan to put out the fire to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. 

Once approved, the POA has three days to mobilize the three outside companies doing the work and then 30 days to complete the project. 

The POA is working on a video that will be released to answer the many questions people have. 

“While the fire is being put out the smoke is going to get worse, it may be the worst the residents have seen yet,” says Tom Judson.

Judson says two of the companies doing the work will monitor the air quality in real time to control the process until the fire is out. 

That would be approximately in the middle of June. 

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