Grass Ablaze in Northern Montgomery

The drought made fighting a brush fire Sunday that much more difficult for two local fire departments. The report came in just before 2:00 p.m.

Officials from the Montgomery Fire Department and the North Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department were called to the 4200 block of Lower Wetumpka Road to respond to a grass fire.

According to authorities, the flames started near some type of trailer or shed in the middle of a field and spread, setting a large section of the field ablaze.

The fire grew quickly. Firefighters called in the Forestry Department as a precaution, due to drought conditions and the potential spread of the fire to nearby wooded areas.

Fire officials said the blaze, although mostly contained as of Sunday night, was difficult to fight due to ground conditions on and around the field.

There's no official cause yet, but officials are reminding people not to burn any brush on their property especially with high drought conditions in and around Montgomery County.

Reporter: Cody Holyoke