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AL Forestry Commission continue burnout operations in DeKalb Co. and NW Georgia

The Fox Mountain fire is burning in Dekalb County and portions of Northwest Georgia. (Source: Alabama Forestry Commission) The Fox Mountain fire is burning in Dekalb County and portions of Northwest Georgia. (Source: Alabama Forestry Commission)
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The Fox Mountain fire is burning in Dekalb County and portions of Northwest Georgia.

The Alabama Forestry Commission started burnout operations on Saturday. Those burnout operations are continuing in the rugged terrain.

They say near perfect weather conditions are needed for a burnout to work.

The Alabama Forestry Commission says 276 fires have burned in the state over the last 7 days and 2,100 acres have burned.

The Alabama Forestry Commission says 824 fires have burned in the state over the last 30 days and 9,900 acres have burned.

From Jan. 1 until Oct. 17 this year, 1,391 fires were worked by the Alabama Forestry Commission. That compares to 2058 fires so far over that same time period this year. That is a difference of 667 more fires this year. 

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