Fire advisory issued for the entire state of Alabama

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — The Alabama Forestry Commission put all 67 of Alabama’s counties under a Fire Danger Advisory Monday.

“Current drought conditions and persistent high temperatures have combined to create a high probability of fuel ignition and an atmosphere favorable for wildfires,” a statement from the commission reads.

According to the commission, AFC firefighters had to put out 192 wildfires in the past 30 days, which ended up scorching 2,221 acres of land.

“This number includes three fires that were over 100 acres in Bullock, Choctaw, and Wilcox counties, as well as one that was approximately 500 acres in Mobile County,” the commission said.

One instance of these fires was near Union Springs, where a controlled burn of a dove field lost control and ended up growing across 148 acres due to dry conditions.

A controlled burn of a dove field got out of hand Saturday, September 14 in Bullock County near Union Springs. Because…

Posted by Alabama Forestry Commission on Monday, September 16, 2019

To be clear, the state is not under a burn ban, per se, but the public has been asked to not burn anything outside until the weather improves, and more rainfall comes.

For more information, you can contact your local Alabama Forestry Commission office or go to www.forestry.alabama.gov.

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