It looks like it has been a busy week/end for Forestry firefighters with wildfires and prescribed fires. Here is a recap of that fire activity for the State of Alabama as dispatched through the Alabama Interagency Coordination Center. Additional sources are USFS, NIFC, and Inciweb.

4-MILE FIRE. Started on private land one mile NW of Ragland. Started on 3/11/2021. Short grass. Minimal fire behavior. 575 acres. 86% contained on 3/12/2021. $5,000 cost-to-date in fire suppression/containment expenses.

BK BLOWING SPRINGS FIRE. Wildfire. Bankhead Ranger District. IC5 Reddy. North IC5 (T). 21 acres on 3/10/2021 1559 hours CDT.

BK BUTLER BRANCH FIRE. Wildfire. Butler Branch area. 19 total acres (7.7 private, 11.3 gov acres). 3/11/2021 1844 hours CDT.

BK GENE HILL. RX Fire. Bankhead Ranger District. 173 acres on 3/12/2021 1030 hours CDT.

BK MILL CREEK EAST FIRE. RX Fire. Winston County. 290 acres on 3/11/2021 0927 hours CDT.

BLEVINS HOLLOW FIRE. Started on private land about two miles south of McCalla. Started on 3/11/2021. Short grass. Minimal fire behavior. 400 acres. 93% contained as of 3/12/2021. Unknown cost-to-date.

CN MILLER CREEK FIRE 09. RX Fire. 313 and 314 Roads. 280 acres on 3/12/2021 at 0725 hours CDT.

CN OPEN POND 02 FIRE. RX Fire. 337Road. 406 acres on 3/11 @ 2229 hours CDT.

CN WOLF PITT 04 FIRE. RX Fire. Conecuh Ranger District. 1 acre on 3/11/2021 0704 hours CDT.

MT WIESNER FIRE. Private lands. 551 acres. 100% contained on 3/12/2021. $6,000 cost-to-date.

OAKMULGEE FIRE. RX Fire. Oakmulgee Ranger District. About 10 miles SW of Maplesville. 1755 acres on 3/11/2021.

SC NANCES CREEK FIRE. SE Piedmont Dugger, Mt Wilderness. Dispatched 3/13 @ 1751 CDT. 50% contained. Eight acres.

SC QUALI 10 FIRE. RX Fire. Unknown location. 197 acres.

SHOAL CREEK FIRE. RX Fire. Shoal Creek Ranger District. Talladega National Forest. Seven miles north of Heflin in the Sweetwater area. FS Rd 5533. 40 acres on 3/12/2021.

TL SYCAMORE FIRE. Wildfire. Unknown location. 218 acres on 3/11/2021 1458 hours CDT.

WHISPERING PINE CHAVERS CREEK ROADS FIRE. Started on private lands. 200 acres. 100% contained on 3/12/2021. $2,000 cost-to-date.

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