TONEY, Ala. (WHNT) — A spokesperson for Toney Volunteer Fire & Rescue (TVFR) says a large brush fire is now under control near Hazel Green after burning over 30 acres and a barn.
In a post on social media, TVFR said crews responded to a mutual aid request for a large brush fire in the 700 block of Charity Lane at 12:17 p.m. “Upon arrival, crews reported a fire on the roadside that had extended into an open field of harvested corn,” the post says.
Toney Fire President Heath B. Jones said the fire burned around 35 acres and one barn. No injuries were reported at the scene.
The extreme drought and windy conditions fueled the fire, according to the fire & rescue.
TVFR responded alongside a number of volunteer fire departments including Hazel Green, Bobo, and Meridianville from Madison County and departments from Lincoln County, Tennessee.
“The Toney VFD would like to say a special thanks to Lasater Farms for their assistance today with digging a fire break to help our crews contain the fire,” officials added.
Jones added that the fire is contained and under control. Officials with TVFR say the cause is unknown at this time, and approximately 8,500 gallons of water were used to extinguish the fire.