MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - All 67 counties in Alabama remain under an order prohibiting outdoor burning because of a drought that has gripped the state.
Alabama Forestry Commission officials said Monday they have no plans to lift the order issued June 7 by Gov. Robert Bentley.
Forestry Commission spokesman Dan Jackson said the state has not seen enough rain in recent days to ease the dry conditions that have caused the threat of fire across the state. He said the situation is particularly critical in south Alabama, where firefighters have been battling a brush fire in the Gulf Shores area.
Jackson said below average rainfall is forecast in Alabama over the next 10 days.
The order makes it illegal for any person to set an outdoor fire, build a campfire or burn trash