(WAFF) - Good morning! Trent Butler here hoping you had a fun, fantastic and safe July 4th holiday weekend! It's time to get back to the grind and here's what we're covering for you on this Tuesday morning.
Most people love a fireworks show to light up the sky and help them celebrate America's independence. Yet, fireworks started a brush fire in Lacey's Spring overnight. We'll show you video from the scene where multiple fire departments were needed to get the flames under control.
Sadly, for the second time in a month, we are reporting on a teenager who's drowned in the Tennessee River. This morning, we're talking to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office to learn more including the teen's identity. Rescue crews tell us, the teen went under the Whitesburg Bridge and never came up. The Morgan County coroner says the boy was learning how to swim.
You may have realized it's dry out there, but did you know The U.S. Drought Monitor for the Southeast has placed Madison County in severe drought conditions? Now, the Harvest Water Authority is asking its customers to voluntarily restrict their water usage. We're also talking to a farmer who's definitely feeling the effects of this summer's drought.
This morning, we'll talk to David Ernst to see if any rain is in the forecast to help with these dry conditions. We can tell you to plan for another hot one!
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