Fire threatens homes|Officials warn against illegal burning
Published 7:57 am Thursday, March 12, 2009
forest being burned and homes in the area in danger of burning.
Madeline Hildreth, Escambia County manager of the Alabama Forestry
Commission, said the fire began when a small leaf fire got out of control.
Hildreth said a fire trench was dug around one home that would have
otherwise burned as a result of the fire.
For more details concerning the blaze and criteria for legal burning, see
the Sunday issue of The Brewton Standard.