HAMILTON - According to Fire Chief Tim Rye with the Hamilton Fire and Rescue Department, the Alabama Forestry Commission has issued a fire danger advisory for all counties in the state due to high temperatures and drought conditions.
Rye stated that while the forestry commission has not issued a temporary ban on individuals building burn piles for brush and other waste, they have warned against building them as they are at risk of creating wildfires.
“It could (happen) when people think the fire is out and walk off and leave,” he stated. “The wind could pick up and spread the fire. Unattended leaves or burn piles are what start a lot of wildfires.”
He also stated that he personally advises against those creating burn piles until conditions improve after it rains or temperatures decrease.
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