Brush fire extinguished in woods next to Highway 280

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SYLACAUGA, Ala. (WIAT) — CBS42 News received reports of a brush fire on Highway 280 Westbound before the Sylacauga Walmart around 3:30, but at this point the fire has been extinguished.

Firefighters are dampening the trees at this point to keep the flames from reigniting. According to firefighters on the scene, the blaze began due to a cigarette being flicked out of a passing vehicle.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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