Don't burn

Firefighters put out potential wild fire; Gov. Ivey issues a burn ban for the entire state

Flomaton and Century fire departments were dispatched 4813 Old Atmore Road shortly before noon Saturday after the burning of a large vegetative and limb debris pile began to spread, bringing warnings from Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton and the Alabama Forestry Commission not to burn in these extreme dry conditions.

Stanton said firemen first attacked the spreading fire and then extinguished the large brush pile.

"It was close to spreading to a nearby tree line and then there's no telling how many acres would have burned or how many houses would have been engulfed in flames," Stanton said.

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