From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports
MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley and Interim State Forester Gary Cole have lifted the statewide burn band, according to a press release from the governor’s office.
The state has received enough rainfall over the last week to reduce the threat of wildfires.
“I want to thank the Forestry Commission and the dozens of local fire departments that have worked so hard to ensure the thousands of wildfires didn’t get out of hand,” Bentley said in a press release on his website. “These men and women have worked long hours under intense conditions to prevent as much damage as possible. We will continue to work with stake holders across the state to help everyone recover from the drought.”
The Forestry Commission is still advising anyone burning anything outside to follow safety precautions like not leaving a fire unattended and having necessary equipment to control the fire, like a garden hose or other water supply.