300-ACRE FIRE CONTAINED IN BROOKWOOD

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By WVUA 23 Web Writer Daniella Smith

A brush fire rapidly consumed more than 300 acres in the Brookwood area on Saturday.

Two days later the fire has been contained, but the hot spot areas are still be monitored. There were no injury, property or equipment damages reported from the fire.

Brookwood Fire Chief Duane Garner said the fire began near Hannah Creek Road around 1 p.m. on Saturday, and was contained by 7 p.m. The causes of the fire are still being investigated.

Responding fire departments included Brookwood, Vance, Coaling, Fosters-Ralph, Lakeview, Duncanville, Montgomery, Carroll’s Creek and Antioch.

More than a dozen local businesses provided personnel and equipment to help put out the flames.

Garner said occupants of 15 residences on Hammond and Hill Drives were asked to evacuate because the fire came within a few feet the homes.

The Alabama Forestry Commission issued a fire alert for the state of Alabama asking for people not to burn anything until the alert has been lifted.

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