Large Brush Fire Continues To Burn Near Guntersville

Posted on: 12:01 pm, December 3, 2012, by , and , updated on: 10:25pm, December 4, 2012

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A large brush fire continues to smolder but the Alabama Forestry Commission said it is contained and poses no threat to any of the nearby buildings or structures.

Monica McCravy said it burned 220 acres of uninhabited land in the Alder Springs community, near Hustleville Road north of Albertville.

The fire started Sunday afternoon, and volunteer fire departments including Alder Springs, Asbury, and Beulah responded.  Those firefighters and Forestry Commission workers continue to monitor the area, and an airplane surveyed the scene Tuesday morning.

McCravy said control lines cut around and through the burn area are keeping hotspots from spreading flames, but smoke will continue to blanket the area until it rains.

Some of the control lines are in rough terrain that caused some problems for bulldozers, which meant one forester spent much of Tuesday on foot as he inspected the lines.

 

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