Drought Conditions Continue To Get Worse Across Alabama

The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) still has a statewide Fire Alert in effect for all of Alabama. Parts of Northeastern Alabama are in D3-Extreme Drought.

According to the Alabama Forestry Commission, while under a Fire Alert, permits for outdoor burning will be restricted and issued on an individual basis at the discretion of the State Forester. Anyone who burns a field, grassland, or woodland without a burn permit may be subject to prosecution for committing a Class B misdemeanor.

This burning restriction is being issued because of the current drought situation, continued lack of precipitation, and high probability of fuel ignition. With this extremely dry weather, conditions are such that any fire can quickly spread out of control, not only resulting in damage to our forests but also threatening lives and destroying property.