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Manure pile blamed for sparking AR fire


January 16, 2017, Little Rock, AR — How high is too high for a pile of chicken manure? Eight feet, apparently.

To reduce the risk of fire from spontaneous combustion, poultry experts are warning farmers that piles 6.5- to 7-feet high are high enough. One pile caught fire in western Arkansas recently, triggering a wildfire that destroyed a mobile home. READ MORE