Firefighters battle huge brush fire

Published 9:07 pm Thursday, June 2, 2011

Firefighters continue to battle five wildfires that began Thursday afternoon between Atmore and Flomaton.

The massive fires, which began Thursday afternoon, are believed to have been started by a blown tire on a truck, and have burned up more than 400 acres. Departments from as far away as Stockton and Molino arrived on the scene Thursday afternoon.

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The blazes that have jumped highways continue to be a threat to home and emergency personnel are evacuating residents in the areas of concern.

More than 100 firefighters are on the scene battling the blazes that nowhere near a point of containment, according to a volunteer firefighter on the scene.

A few select areas were evacuated, according to firefighters on the scene.