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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Fire gets out and spreads

Care issued on fires


January 5, 2023

Gretchen McPherson

Firefighters work to keep brush fire in check

At 12:20 p.m., last Thursday, the Flomaton Fire Department received a call about a brush fire between Sardine and Knowles Road in Flomaton suspected to be caused by a trash fire.

The wind caused the fire to spread from behind a residence on Sardine road into the wooded area, some 65 acres in danger of burning. Approximately 10 acres were involved, according to fire personnel.

Fire fighters arrived on scene to find a large section burning and kept the fire from spreading, while monitoring the wind direction and speed until Monroe County's Alabama Forestry Commission arrived with a bulldozer...

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