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Senator Tom Cotton tours stump dump fire in Bella Vista

Senator Tom Cotton tours stump dump fire in Bella Vista. (Photo: KFSM)

Senator Tom Cotton toured the area where the stump dump fire continues to burn, early in the week.

He plans to meet with the EPA next week to discuss what can be done to help put out the fire.

Senator Cotton hopes the EPA will have discretionary funds that might be available once a final cost is determined, and after state and local authorities know what they can pay.

The Arkansas Department of Environmental quality and Governor Hutchinson had a trench built to keep the fire from spreading.

Senator Cotton says by doing this, it's already saved between $3-7 million.

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