From The Tribune staff reports
MOODY — Moody Fire Department and the Alabama Forestry Commission are currently working on a brush fire in the area of Annie Lee Road and Black Jack Road. Fire crews from Moody Fire Department, along with Alabama Forestry Commission and multiple other fire agencies from Saint Clair and Jefferson Counties, continue to work to contain the fire incident.
According to the Moody Fire Department’s Facebook page, as of 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, the fire activity has decreased, but the smoke continues to be active.
“All activity has remained in the containment area,” Moody Fire Department stated on Dec. 2, 2022. “We anticipate this to continue today and tomorrow. The forecasted rain should help to diminish the fire and smoke activity further.”
Moody Fire Department will continue to patrol the area and have personnel on site throughout today and tonight.
“We continue to request that anyone who sees fire they believe is outside the containment area to contact us by calling 911,” Moody Fire Department stated on Dec. 2, 2022.
Both Annie Lee Road and Blackjack Road are open to the public at this time.
“The fire is contained inside the fire break, and we did not lose any buildings during the night,” Moody Fire Department stated on Nov. 30, 2022. “The rain assisted us by controlling some of the radiant heat output. Moody Fire Department would like to thank all of the fire departments that responded to assist us and the members of the public that came by to bring food and water supplies and to show their support to us.”
At 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2022, Annie Lee Road and Blackjack Road remain closed in order to facilitate water supply operations at the scene.
“The rain has helped, but heavy fire and smoke activity still exist within the containment perimeter,” Moody Fire Department stated on Nov. 28, 2022. “Five houses have had to be evacuated today, but as of right now, no buildings have been lost.”
Fire activity was high on Nov. 28, 2022. As a result, Moody has placed an engine and water supply lines on-site to protect exposures.
“The fire has remained inside the fire lines, and that is expected to continue,” Moody Fire Department stated on Nov. 28, 2022. “Moody Fire and Forestry continue to monitor to incident for changes.”
On Nov. 27, 2022, the Moody Fire Department stated that the rain was beneficial in reducing the rate of spread of this fire. However, the fire has remained inside the fire breaks, and they do not anticipate any change.
“As the winds speeds slow the night of Nov. 27, 2022, the spread and intensity should reduce also,” Moody Fire Department stated on Nov. 27, 2022. “Flames may still be visible, and smoke may funnel down and collect in low-lying areas.”
At 10 a.m. on Nov. 26, 2022, the Annie Lee Road fire continued to produce smoke and some flames but was maintained inside the fire break.
“Moody Fire Department and Forestry are continuing to monitor the incident for changes to direction and rate of spread,” Moody Fire Department stated on Nov. 26, 2022.
On Nov. 25, 2022, Moody Fire stated that the fire break was about 75 percent complete but would be complete by the night before Forestry left.
“With containment, the fire is not threatening structures,” Moody Fire Department stated on Nov. 25, 2022. “Flames and smoke will continue to be visible. The fire department is monitoring the incident along with forestry, and we understand that homeowners near the incident are anxious. This is a complex situation and will take an undetermined amount of time to resolve. We appreciate the help and patience of the public as we work to a successful conclusion of this incident.”
The story will be updated when more information is available.