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Wildfires Still a Threat Despite Rain in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Scattered rain across Alabama hasn’t been enough to ease the wildfire threat. The Alabama Forestry Commission says all 67 counties remain under a fire alert that was first issued last month. The agency’s website says four active wildfires involving 50 acres were burning Friday, and 16 more fires were contained or controlled. State fire crews have…

Alabama Under a Statewide Fire Alert

The Alabama Forestry Commission has issued a statewide fire alert . The fire alert is effective immediately and means that permits for outdoor burning will be restricted and issued only at the discretion of the State Forestry. Record heat, drought conditions and high winds already had the state under a fire danger advisory. When you add in low humidity it…

Forestry Commission Issues Fire Warnings

The Alabama Forestry Commission has issued a fire danger warning for nearly 50 counties across the state. Officials say the extremely dry weather conditions and lack of rain in the days to come have created an environment that is favorable for wildfires. Over 140 wildfires have broken out over the last week, burning around 15-hundred acres of land. Those counties under…