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Fire Alert Information

When weather conditions are such that there are an abnormal number of wildfires, or several unusually large wildfires in an area, or when there is an issue with severe smoke causing air quality degradation, The State Forester may issue a Fire Alert for specified counties. This allows the Alabama Forestry Commission to restrict the issuing of Burning permits.

– On most days, permits are issued to everyone who meets the requirements of the permit law.

– During a Fire Alert, only Certified Prescribed Burn Managers with adequate manpower and equipment may be issued a permit.