1/3 of Recent Fires Caused By Arsonists

In the midst of a 50 year drought, firefighters across the state have done their fair share of putting out fires of late.

Now the Alabama Forestry Commission reports 1/3 of those fires are the work of arsonists.

This means more than 13-hundred of this year's fires...were set intentionally.

Currently the northern half of the state is under a no burn order until further notice.

This order also bans the use of fireworks in those 33 counties throughout the 4th of July holiday.