RAIN EASES THREAT OF WILDFIRE IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH ALABAMA
A ban on outdoor burning that was issued by the Alabama
Forestry Commission has been lifted for 17 counties in central
and south Alabama, but the rest of the state's 50 counties
remain under restrictions for outdoor burning.
Recent rainfall helped ease drought conditions in Barbour,
Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore,
Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery,
Pike and Russell counties, all of which formerly were under a
The Alabama Forestry Commission issues burn permits by
telephone authorization for agricultural and forest land.
Landowners must provide the section, township and range of
their property along with the time, date and type of burning before
the Forestry Commission will issue a permit.
For more information or to obtain a burn permit, contact your
county Forestry Commission office.