More Brush Fires In Alabama

Fires burned across Alabama for the second day in a row Friday. Firefighters battled a large wildfire in Jefferson County Friday. The fire started in a junkyard and spread to a wooded area near the 1000 block of Fourth Street, NBC 13...


Fires burned across Alabama for the second day in a row Friday.

Firefighters battled a large wildfire in Jefferson County Friday. The fire started in a junkyard and spread to a wooded area near the 1000 block of Fourth Street, NBC 13 reported.

Officials said the fire burned about five acres before it was put out.

Pleasant Grove police questioned four teenagers about the fire, NBC 13 reported.

Burning leaves sparked a wildfire in Walker County. Fire officials said the fire broke out Friday morning in Empire when flames from burning leaves ignited nearby dry brush. The wildfire quickly spread, consuming six acres before it was brought under control.

Dry conditions across Alabama prompted the State Forestry Commission to issue a red flag warning to all counties. Residents are urged to delay outdoor burning until measurable rain has fallen.

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