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Grass fire in Northwest AR was caused by military training



Little Rock, Arkansas – According to Lt. Col. Will Phillips of the Arkansas National Guard, a unit was shooting machine guns on a range Tuesday when the fire that caused a neighborhood evacuation in Greenwood started.

According to officials, the fire quickly got out of control.

Officials said they were not able to contain the fire although Fort Chaffee has its own fire department.

Residents of Hilltop Drive were asked to evacuate from their homes for several hours.

On Wednesday morning the fire was 85% to 90% contained, and people were able to return home.