LITTLE ROCK, Ark – The grass fire that firefighters and road crews have been working toward putting out since just before 2 p.m., has now opened up all lanes after having closed all but one lane for southbound I-430 near Stagecoach Friday afternoon.
The firefighters worked for three hours putting out a blaze that shut down the middle and outside lanes, along with the shoulder for southbound I-430.
Traffic was backed up from just before Stagecoach all the way back to I-630 at one point.
Fire officials say at least 20 acres have burned in the area.
Due to the high heat and drought conditions throughout the state, 51 Arkansas counties have now instated burn bans.