Fire Alert Issued for Alabama
With temperatures remaining in the 90’s and still no signs of rainfall, The Alabama Forestry Commission has upgraded the recent Fire Danger Advisory to a statewide Fire Alert effective immediately. While the state is under a Fire Alert, permits for outdoor burning will be restricted and issued on an individual basis. Anyone who burns a field, grassland, or woodland without a permit could be charged with committing a Class B misdemeanor.
With this extremely dry weather, fires can spread out of control quickly-threatening lives, destroying property, and damaging our forests. Within the last week, the AFC wildland firefighters have responded to nearly 200 wildfires across the state, burning more than 2,600 acres. The Fire Alert will remain in effect until weather conditions change and it is canceled by the State Forester.