Firefighters battle fires in Jefferson and Shelby County

Wildfires burning in Shelby County
Wildfires burning in Shelby County(WBRC)
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 6:23 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2022 at 7:04 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Alabama Forestry Commission says they’re working a 200 acre fire that started out as a five acre fire Thursday morning, September 29, 2022.

The fire started in the 2600 block of County Road 51. Coleen Vansant with the Alabama Forestry Commission says a bulldozer was brought in from Talladega to plow a line around the fire in an attempt to get it under control. We’re told four firefighters are fighting that fire.

A second fire also started in the 800 block of County Road 41 at Wilsonville. The number of acres is currently unknown, but they have four people dedicated to this fire working to get containment lines around it. Vansant says a bulldozer was brought in from St. Clair County. This fire, we’re told, is threatening homes. The Four Mile Fire Department is on the scene working to protect structures from the fire.

On Thursday, the firefighters said the weather made it difficult to contain the flames.

Both fires in Shelby County near Wilsonville were contained around 2:20 a.m. Friday morning. Crews will return later this morning to work on any hot spots that remain inside the containment lines.

No injuries or property loss have been reported on either fire.

Fire 1 - 2650 County Road 51 was contained at 200 acres.

Fire 2 - 853 County Road 51 was contained at 50 acres.

The AFC says there is a lot of smoke in the area from the fires, and it likely will be for several days.

Wildfires burning in Shelby County
Wildfires burning in Shelby County(WBRC)
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In addition a brush fire broke out in Graysville late Thursday night. According to the Graysville Fire Department, the fire spread to a house, but no one was home at the time.

Graysville fire.
Graysville fire.(wbrc)

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