Fire Alert Lifted in Alabama

Dry conditions led to several wildfires

 

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state forester has lifted a fire alert for Alabama after rainfall across the state.

State Forester Rick Oates this week lifted the fire alert that had been in place for all 67 counties in Alabama.

The fire alert and burn restrictions were put in place in September.

Dry conditions had led to a number of wildfires across the state, including a 365-acre (147-hectare) fire in Sumter County and a 122-acre (49-hectare) fire in Shelby County.

The Alabama Forestry Commission said scattered rainfall over most of the state during the past week has brought much needed relief. The commission has resumed issuing permits for outdoor burning.

See also  Prayers, Flames, Wind

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Dry conditions led to several wildfires     MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state forester has lifted a fire alert for Alabama after rainfall across the state. State Forester Rick Oates this week lifted the fire alert that had been in place for all 67 counties in Alabama. The fire alert and burn restrictions were […]

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