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August 27, 2014

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Cornfield fire

Corn harvested from a parched field on Alabama 21 south of Talladega caught fire in a combine and subsequently caught the field on fire. Farmer Matt Armbrester said he was probably 40 or 50 acres into harvesting the 70 acre field Wednesday when the fire occurred. The fire in the combine was extinguished, but the dry field and winds kept the Talladega and Renfroe Fire Departments busy trying to fight the fire in the field. When the fire got close to Alabama 21, motorists had to slow to a crawl to get through the heavy smoke.

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