The water tank of an Arkansas Forestry Commission tanker plane, pictured left, is refilled early Thursday evening at the municipal airport in Monticello. The plane was en route to a forest fire in southern Drew County.
Firefighters from the Arkansas Forestry Commission, rural fire departments and the Monticello Fire Department battled the forest fire which was about a mile west of Ponderosa Lane, a small rural road off Beulah Road west of U.S. 425 South near Lacey. The fire burned about 75 acres. It was contained Thursday night.