Covering Autauga County: 200 Plus Acre Brush Fire

It took the Alabama Forestry Commission, four fire departments and  tractor units from three counties, but a large brush fire in Autauga County is under control.

The crews were called to a 200 plus acre fire off Highway 82 near the Autauga Chilton County line.  A homeowner came home around 3:00 pm Wednesday and saw the fire burning beyond his property.  He thought it was a controlled burn. We he returned home from errands two hours later, the fire had spread towards his property.

Forestry officials say the cause of the fire has not been determined, but there was a controlled burn about a mile away.