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Update: U.S. Forest Service warns smoke inhalation possible from wildfire

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HOT SPRINGS (KATV) - U.S. Forest Service officials are warning Jessieville and Hot Springs Village residents to exercise caution as they fight a 200-acre fire near Lake Ouachita State Park.

The fire has spread from the 50-acres officials reported on Saturday.

Residents sensitive to smoke are advised to remain indoors and keep windows closed to minimize exposure. 

Officials said the fire began around noon on Friday off road 30200 on the Little Blakely Trail System.  All trails within the system are closed until further notice.

Firefighters were managing the blaze with less than full suppression, but officials said changes in wind patterns have necessitated a large burnout operation.

"The change in wind patterns over the next few days would cause smoke from the fire to blanket a much larger area if we waited," said Megan Moynihan, Jessieville-Winona-Fourche District Ranger.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.