UPDATE — Dec. 29, 2022: The burn ban has been extended for an additional 24 hours and will be reassessed on Dec. 30.

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Benton County Fire Marshal has issued a 24-hour burn ban for the entire county.

According to an advisory from the county judge’s office, the ban comes due to high winds. No outdoor, open burning will be permitted.