Alabama Forestry Commission issues Fire Danger Advisory to all 67 counties

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama Forestry Commission has issued a Fire Danger Advisory for all 67 counties in the state until rainfall is received.

AFC warns that due to current drought conditions and persistent high temperatures has created a high probability of fuel ignition and an atmosphere favorable for wildfires.

AFC says wildland firefighters have battled 192 wildfires in the last 30 days. The wildfires have burned 2,221 acres of land, including three fires that were over 100 acres in Bullock, Wilcox and Choctaw counties. One fire was over 500 acres in Mobile County as well.

While Alabama is not under any type of burn restriction, AFC is urging everyone to delay outdoor burning until conditions improve.

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