All of Alabama remains under burn ban despite recent rain

CENTER POINT, Ala. (WIAT) — Despite the recent rainfall the state of Alabama is under a no burn order.

Center Point Fire District officials cannot stress enough to follow the no burn order.

“We are still under severe drought conditions it’s extremely dry until we see substantial rainfall it will not be safe to burn.”

Since the burn order was implemented by Governor Robert Bentley in October, there have been some people who have not followed the rules, keeping firefighters in Center Point busy.

“We responded to several outdoors fires: grass fires, brush fires, trash fires; some of those fires progressed into larger fires, even into endangering structures as well,” said Lt. Brandon Dahlen.

If convicted, the penalty for violating the no burn order is up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

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