Fire danger ramps up behind cold front

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DOTHAN, AL. (WTVY) -- A cold front is about to bring some relief from the high heat. However, it's going to ramp up fire danger.

The inbound cold front will bring lower humidity levels and higher winds.

In the last 30 days, there have been more 200 wildfires in Alabama, eight still remain an issue.
The largest is in Talledega County where 500 acres are burning.

The State Forestry Commission is urging people to not burn anything until we get decent rain.

"If you're hauling equipment on a trailer, make sure you don't have your chains dragging. Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Don't throw cigarettes out. Don't pull over on a side of a road in thick grass; your Cadillac Convertor can also start a fire," said forestry specialist Brady Dunn.

Each county in the state is under a Fire Danger Advisory until we get rain.

The next phase is a Fire Alert which makes it illegal to burn without a proper permit.