Governor Hutchinson Declares ‘Stump Dump’ an Emergency


Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson declares the Bella Vista stump dump an emergency and promises to sign a proclamation next week declaring it as such.

‘What was a quality of life issue, is now a life issue,” said Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3), about the Bella Vista stump dump. 

On Friday afternoon, Womack and Hutchinson were at the Bella Vista Fire Department where their first stop, along with other officials, was to tour the site of where the fire is burning — Trafalgar Road. 

Afterward both men addressed the public and the media about the situation after they toured the area.

On Thursday, Dec. 27,  Ensafe, the state-appointed engineering firm that’s been hired to create a plan on how to stop the underground fire, walked the entire site. 

The initial call received by the Bella Vista Fire Department  to check about smoke at the Trafalgar Road stump dump came in on July 29, 2018. 

Current updates about the Trafalgar Road fire can be found here.

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