Warning issued on burning
Atmore bans burning; officials warn others on dry conditions
September 19, 2019
The Alabama Forestry Commission has issued a 'fire danger advisory' for all 67 counties in Alabama; officials in Atmore have issued a 'no burn' order within the city limits and other fire chiefs across the area are warning people not to burn due to the extremely dry conditions.
“We don't have a no burn order at this time,” said Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton. “We can't tell people not to burn but we are asking them not to burn.”
Stanton said the extremely dry conditions in addition to winds make it prime for a trash pile fire to turn into something major.
“If we don't get some...