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Crews contain large fire in western Jefferson County

A view of the fire from the FOX6 tower cam. Source: WBRC A view of the fire from the FOX6 tower cam. Source: WBRC
A closer view of the fire. Source: Anonymous viewer to FOX6 A closer view of the fire. Source: Anonymous viewer to FOX6
A view of the fire after dark. Source: Aaron Lee/WBRC A view of the fire after dark. Source: Aaron Lee/WBRC
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

The Alabama Forestry Commission is responding to a fire near Johns Road and Blue Creek Road in the Adger community.

Officials received a call about the fire around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. They said that the fire was contained but still burning around 6 p.m. Crews with the Black Diamond Mines, who owns the land where the fire is burning, will remain on scene overnight to monitor the fire.

At the last check, the fire had burned more than 75 acres.

Alabama Forestry Commission spokesperson Coleen Vansant confirms three firefighters from St. Clair County and three from Jefferson County are helping fight the fire. Firefighters are also using two tractors and two bulldozers to help battle the fire.

She added that the fire is not contained due to Tuesday's winds and lack of humidity. She said that during the day those two factors helped the fire spread.

Crews hope once night approaches they will better be able to contain the fire.

Vansant said they expect the fire to grow up to 100 acres. Thankfully, no homes are in danger.

Vansant said the fire is burning around a mine in a mountainous area that was hit by tornadoes last year.

The commission also said that smoke from this fire could move into Tuscaloosa County so residents may see hazy or smoky conditions.

At this time it is not known how the fire started.

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