From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Trussville Fire and Rescue crews were called to a woods fire on Friday, Oct. 4, off Queenstown Road.
Crews worked for over an hour to put out the flames. The fire was between Roper Road and Cahaba Forest Road.
Fire Chief Tim Shotts said the cause of the fire had not been determined, but a tent was found nearby.
The Alabama Forestry Commission issued a statewide Fire Alert in September because of drought conditions.
The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows extreme drought conditions in parts of Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and the Florida panhandle. Lesser drought conditions also have expanded in parts of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Overall, nearly 20% of the lower 48 U.S. states is experiencing drought conditions.