Tag Archives: Alabama

Outdoor Burning Ban in Alabama Over Air Quality

Ban in 12 counties     MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is banning outdoor burning in a dozen of its 67 counties to protect air quality. The order, which includes the state’s most populated counties, covers areas that have a ...

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Fire Alert Lifted in Alabama

Dry conditions led to several wildfires     MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state forester has lifted a fire alert for Alabama after rainfall across the state. State Forester Rick Oates this week lifted the fire alert that had been ...

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Drought Worsens Across Southeast

Wildfires burned over 6,200 acres in Alabama     BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A drought affecting more than 30 million people across the Southeastern United States is getting worse. The latest assessment from the U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows ...

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Alabama Wildfire Burns 500 Acres

Half the state is abnormally dry     MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A wildfire has burned about 500 acres of land in rural eastern Alabama, and there’s a statewide threat of additional blazes. The Alabama Forestry Commission has spent two ...

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Lessons Learned: Sawyer Injured in Sang Removal Project

Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center report of Alabama incident     April 2, 2019 William B. Bankhead National Forest, Alabama “As soon as the Dozer Operator’s blade touched the snag, the holding wood snapped. The Dozer Operator watched as the ...

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Oregon Smokejumper Fighting for His Life

Smokejumper suffered a head injury in a fall during an Alabama wildfire   REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A Redmond smokejumper is fighting for his life after being critically injured in a fall while fighting a wildfire in Alabama. Ray Rubio, ...

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Firefighters across U.S. Battle Appalachian Wildfires

Over 5,000 firefighters and support staff are at work in the Southeast   JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Many of the nation’s largest active wildfires Thursday were burning in the southern Appalachian mountains, where a relentless drought has ...

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Wildfires Rage across Southeastern States

All but two of 61 large fires nationwide are in the Southeast   JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency because of the wildfires in the western part of the state. McCrory ...

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