Firefighters across the state are concerned about fire safety after the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) re-issued a fire alert this week.

The alert covers all 67 counties.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, except for a small part of Lee County, every part of the state is in a drought. Parts of 16 counties are in an extreme drought, which is expected to worsen over the next seven to 10 days. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service (NWS) say rain chances are slim in the coming days.

The dry conditions mean a greater risk of fires.

In the past week, well over 100 wildfires have been burning over 1,881 acres in Alabama.

Among those fires were fires on Brindlee Mountain, off Interstate 20 in Irondale, and at Jones Chapel.

All of those fires are currently contained.

No burn permits will be issued in the northern part of the state. However, in the southern counties, certified prescribed burn managers may obtain one-day burn permits.

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