This weekend we saw just how seriously the drought is impacting our area. A brush fire rapidly consumed more than 300 acres of land in the Brookwood area of Tuscaloosa County

Remarkably, no injuries, property or equipment damages of any kind have been reported from this massive brush fire. Brookwood Fire Department Chief Duane Garner told WVUA 23 they know where the fire started but not what started the fire.
It began just off of Hannah Creek Road around 1:00 Saturday afternoon and was contained by 7:00 that evening.
Responding fire departments included: Brookwood, Vance, Coaling, Fosters- Ralph, Lakeview, Duncanville, Montgomery, Carroll’s Creek and Antioch.
Over a dozen other local businesses provided personnel and or equipment to help put out the flames.
Garner says occupants of 15 residences on Hammond and Hill Drives were asked to evacuate. The fire came within feet of some of those homes.

The Alabama Forestry Commission has issued a fire alert for the state of Alabama, asking that no one burn anything until that is lifted.



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