46 counties in Alabama under fire ban


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — 46 counties in the state of Alabama are under a fire ban Monday morning. One senator says he believes the ban and the statewide drought could hurt business at state parks.

Because of the fire ban, campers are using electric hot plates to cook their meals instead of an open fire.

The State Forestry Commission reported 341 wildfires had burned more than 4,100 acres in Alabama last week. Anyone caught burning outdoors could face a fine up to $500.

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