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Fire Danger Warning Issued for North Alabama

Drought conditions in the state is putting 46 of Alabama’s 67 counties under a Fire Danger Warning.

Officials say 142 wildfires in the last seven days throughout the state that has burned 1,500 acres of land.

Coleen Vansant is the spokeswoman for the Alabama Forestry Commission. She explains what factors determine which counties are under a warning…

“We have some counties that have been in a drought all summer we are looking at our man power situation in certain areas on our abilities to respond to wildfires and looking at the weather that predicted in the next week to ten days and so this is a warning it is letting the public know that it is dangerous to burn.”

The warning is expected to last until the state sees more rainfall.

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