Fires engulf county

Mutual aid brings 19 fire departments to Escambia County

Dry, windy conditions this past weekend turned into the perfect storm for brush fires as multiple fire departments scrambled around Escambia County (Ala.) putting out four fires that eventually burned 165 acres and engulfed one shed from five fires Saturday and Sunday.

Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton said one of the wildfires began when a control burn got out of hand and the other three started with people burning debris that also got out of hand.

Stanton said the first 911 call came from a woman on Old Atmore Road at 10:42 a.m. Saturday who said her debris fire got out of hand.

"The wind wa...

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