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HSFD issues burn ban

HOT SPRINGS – Due to current dry atmospheric conditions, all open burning within the City of Hot Springs is now prohibited.

Effective at 7 p.m. this evening, Thursday, September 28, all burning permits are hereby revoked. The burn ban will remain in effect until the fire danger and associated atmospheric conditions improve.

Those with questions concerning this or other fire related matters may contact the Hot Springs Fire Department at 501-321-6972 or via email at


The Lake Hamilton Fire & Rescue passed a unanimous Annexation Policy Resolution at its recent Board Meeting opposing the City of Hot Springs annexation policies.  We are respectfully demanding the City of Hot Springs repeal their ordinance to annex Enclave “B” or give all affected residents the opportunity to vote.

The complete signed text is attached. It has been adapted from the Quorum Court of Garland County Resolution No. R-16-15 on 11/21/2016 condemning Forced Annexation.

Any questions can be submitted to us. Our contact information is:



1111 Highway 290

Hot Springs, AR 71913



Garland County Library Solar Eclipse Recall

Do not use Library supplied solar eclipse glasses the eclipse glasses provided by the Garland County Library are not recommended for reviewing the eclipse on Monday, August 21 visit for more info

Press Release (Homicide)

On August 7, 2017 at approximately 8:48 p.m., officers with the Hot Springs Police Department responded to a shooting at the Valero gas station, located at 1201 Central Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found Derek Antonie Duvall laying in the parking lot on the south side of the gas station. Mr. Duvall, age 29, from Hot Springs had been shot once in his chest. CPR was administered to Mr. Duvall until LifeNet arrived. Once on scene, LifeNet personnel took over CPR, but were unsuccessful in resuscitating Mr. Duvall.
The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Valero, near the gas pumps. After being shot, Mr. Duvall ran a short distance and collapsed near the south side of the Valero. No suspect information is available at this time.
Detectives have interviewed multiple people and are following up on investigative leads. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Hot Springs Police Department at 501-321-6789.


Homicide Update
On July 16, 2017, at approximately 1:15 a.m., officers with the Hot Springs Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls, reporting shots fired outside of Boot Scooters, located at 421 Broadway. Upon arrival, officers found Timothy Martin, age 37, deceased inside a 2007 Infinity G35. Mr. Martin’s vehicle was parked on the side of Broadway Street across from Boot Scooters. At the time of the shooting, Boot Scooters was open for business.

HSPD detectives are continuing their investigation, conducting follow-ups and interviews. This homicide does not appear to be random and it is believed Mr. Martin was individually targeted.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact the Hot Springs Police Department at 501-321-6789.