MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A fire in Marshall County covered 182 acres and burned for nearly two days, according to a spokesperson with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC).
AFC Spokesperson Jason Dockery reported the fire covered around 75 acres near the Morgan’s Cove community Tuesday night. At that time, the blaze was contained.
Dockery said the fire escaped containment Wednesday and nearly doubled in size.
The Geraldine Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) shared footage of the blaze Tuesday night.
“Officials with the DeKalb County Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency aided by the air service branch of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office surveyed a wildfire near Buck’s Pocket which poses a threat to life and property should the blaze continue to spread,” officials posted on Wednesday. “The Alabama Forestry Commission along with a host of volunteer fire departments from DeKalb and Marshall Counties spent yesterday evening and into the evening hours creating an initial fire break to contain the spread of the blaze which at this time is located just inside Marshall County at Morgan’s Cove.”
An AFC spokesperson told News 19 on Thursday afternoon that the fire was 100% contained and burned over 180 acres.