Effective immediately, the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) has lifted the Fire Danger Advisory which was issued last week for 15 counties in south Alabama. Scattered rainfall over the past few days in the southern counties has delivered needed relief to a potentially dangerous situation.
Dry conditions, gusty winds, and low humidity contributed to the growth of a large wildfire in Mobile that started on May 14. Forestry Commission wildland firefighters and partnering emergency responders continued to battle this blaze over the next seven days.
The fire was finally controlled late on May 19, after burning almost 1,100 acres. Besides AFC hometown crews of Mobile and Baldwin counties, additional assistance was required from within the agency with firefighters arriving from Butler, Covington, Hale, Marengo, and Wilcox counties.