Fall Wildfires Worst in Alabama in Recent Years

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Drought conditions across much of Alabama have created favorable conditions for wildfires in recent weeks.

The Birmingham News reports that wildfires this fall are the worst in recent years.

Dan Jackson, forest operations division director for the Alabama Forestry Commission, tells the newspaper that 1,203 wildfires have broken out across the state since the start of September.

The fires have burned 11 homes and 74 other buildings and scorched 16 square miles of land. Firefighters have also protected 978 other homes.

Because of extremely dry conditions, State Forester Linda Casey put all 67 counties of Alabama under a fire alert Sept. 23. That means outdoor burning is restricted.

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  • by Mike Location: Geneva on Oct 20, 2010 at 12:16 PM
    Anonymous, I will say what I want too, at least I did comment about the fire problem. All you did is comment about me. Stick to the issue and get a life. Is that all you do is comment on what other people has to say and hide being anonymous. Are you scared! I am not!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2010 at 09:18 PM
    Mike why don't you stick to the issue and leave Gov Riley out of this. If you are worried about the City of Geneva then do something about it.
  • by Mike Location: Geneva on Oct 19, 2010 at 07:50 PM
    That is real good to know, someone needs to tell the city of Geneva. They have been burning everyday for about two weeks since the dry spell. Just because they don't want to pay the landfill to take their trash. But you know Geneva is above the law. Just like the Gov.
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