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Update: U.S. Forest Service warns smoke inhalation possible from wildfire

HOT SPRINGS (KATV) - U.S. Forest Service officials are warning Jessieville and Hot Springs Village residents to exercise caution as they fight a 200-acre fire near Lake Ouachita State Park.

The fire has spread from the 50-acres officials reported on Saturday.

Residents sensitive to smoke are advised to remain indoors and keep windows closed to minimize exposure.{}

Officials said the fire began around noon on Friday off road 30200 on the Little Blakely Trail System.{} All trails within the system are closed until further notice.

Firefighters were managing the blaze with less than full suppression, but officials said changes in wind patterns have necessitated a large burnout operation.

"The change in wind patterns over the next few days would cause smoke from the fire to blanket a much larger area if we waited," said Megan Moynihan, Jessieville-Winona-Fourche District Ranger.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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