Due to consecutive days with high heat and zero rain, the dry grass surrounding the roadways can flame up quickly. Human carelessness is the #1 cause of these roadside wildfires. Sparks from chainsaws, dragging trailer chains, tossed cigarettes, fireworks, unshielded OHV mufflers and discharging a firearm can ignite a nearby dry patch of grass. The small spark can quickly develop into an uncontrollable wildfire, putting travelers into immediate danger. As a responsible driver, you too can avoid these careless mistakes and help keep Arkansas roadways safe for all travelers.