Dry, Windy Weather Keeping Firefighters Busy

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Fire officials say close to 100 acres burned in a woods fire in Coden.

Officials say they aren’t sure what started the fire, but the flames did push up close to about 6 homes. Fortunately, firefighters were able to keep the fire from taking any lives or damaging any structures.

“Everything kind of worked in our favor today. We had a terrific response, we were able to get water to our truck so nobody was hurt so it’s a good day,” said Bayou La Batre Fire Chief John Wiggins.

In Grand Bay, a fire nearly burned down a mobile home. The fire chief says a man living there threw a cigarette into the grass and ignited the dry brush.

Officials say the wind and dry conditions have increased fire danger. An outdoor burning ban is in place in Alabama.

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