Despite recent precipitation in the area, all 67 counties in the state of Alabama remain under a Drought Emergency, also referred to as a “No-Burn Order.”
The Alabama Forestry Comission, in cooperation with Gov. Robert Bentley, first issued the drought emergency on June 7. Based on the 10-day forecast, they believe below-average rainfall is expected, along with higher temperatures than normal. The weather pattern is expected to accelerate drying of storm debris and vegetation.
It remains illegal to set fire to any forest, grass, woods, wildlands or marshes; to build a campfire or bonfire; or to burn trash or other material that may cause a forest, grass or woods fire.
If convicted, the pentaly is a fine of up to $500 and/or up to six months in jail.