Remembering Eli Staton. Eli was a career firefighter with North Little Rock Fire Department and passed away this morning at the young age of 26. He previously worked for Stuttgart Fire Department. Before that he was a volunteer firefighter with us at WPFD and responded with our Station 1. He got his start with us and proved his service heart was big enough to make a career out of his passion to serve others.
Our prayers go out to his wife, family and fire family in this difficult time.
Highway 10 is currently shut down at Maumelle Harbor and Alotian. Entergy power distribution lines, the large hi-voltage lines, are blocking most of the road and access is completely blocked at this time. Please use Hwy 9 or Highway 113/Hwy300 as a detour if you need to go west on Hwy 10 for the next few hours. Entergy advises it may be open around 12:00.
We have had a few wild grass fires lately. Some may want to burn leaves and such but we would recommend waiting a bit. Moisture should be coming into the area this weekend and might provide some humidity to slow the fire risk. We have a crew on Woodand Acres Drive now but here is a recent pic of a very recent fire. Be careful, y’all. You won’t want to get flames too close to your houses.