Smoke from the Georgia state line started to spread through Northeastern Alabama Sunday morning, originating from Fox Mountain. The Dekalb County Emergency Management Agency was quick to reassure residents that there is not an active fire in the county. The smoke is being produced by the Fox Mountain fire, which has rekindled in Dade County Georgia. An easterly breeze now is carrying the smoke across the state border to settle in Dekalb County.
Dekalb County EMA told WHNT News 19 this morning that the Fox Mountain fire is still being contained well by the firebreaks in Dekalb County. The Alabama Forestry Commission keeps a map of current wildfires across the state here.
All of Northern Alabama is currently under a drought emergency and a no burn order remains in place. Just in the month of October 1,028 wildfires have destroyed 11,232 acres across the state of Alabama. The risk for wildfires will stay high until we see significant rainfall, which looks unlikely to happen soon.