Underground fire at illegal northwest Arkansas dump raises health fears
Smoke rose from an underground fire, which started in July, at an illegal dumping site in Bella Vista, Ark., on Friday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — More than seven months after residents first noticed a fire at an illegal dumping site in northwest Arkansas, it's still smoldering, sending noxious smoke throughout the town and seeping into homes, with costs to extinguish the fire estimated at tens of millions of dollars.
Chris Nelson, 40, lives with his wife and 4-year-old son in a house tha...