Stump Dump fire is snuffed out, Bella Vista POA says


The stump dump fire is extinguished, according to the Bella Vista Property Owners Association.

The Property Owners Association posted an update on their website regarding the status of the Trafalgar Road underground fire, commonly referred to as the stump dump fire. 

The update states that there is no fire, no smoke and no elevated temperature readings at the site.

“Therefore, the fire has been extinguished and no hot spots are apparent,” the update states.

A formal notice to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is being prepared, the update states.

Current site activity is related to stabilizing and protecting off-site property and the environment as the final effort of the emergency response action.

The Trafalgar Road fire has been an ongoing issue since last summer, with some Bella Vista residents reporting that they suffered health issues because of the fire.

The issue caught the attention of Governor Asa Hutchinson, who pledged state funds to extinguishing the fire. U.S. and state legislators, including Senator John Boozman, Senator Tom Cotton and U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, visited the stump dump and spoke of the necessity of extinguishing it.

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