The U.S. Forest Service said Monday that they were conducting a controlled burn on 945 acres of Talladega National Forest, leaving a haze of smoke lingering over the area between Anniston and Jacksonville.
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Canals and ditches are torched before irrigation water is turned into canals at the beginning of each growing season. "If we don't get the ditches cleared, it makes a great big mess," Twin Falls Canal Co. Watermaster Troy Jones said.
The Talladega National Forest-Shoal Creek Ranger District has announced a prescribed burn today of about 1,800 acres.
The Talladega National Forest-Talladega Ranger District has announced a pair of prescribed burns today, totaling 572 acres.
A house fire Saturday morning on the 500 block of Court Street resulted in the death of a Talladega woman and injury to her husband, according to Talladega Fire Chief Danny Warwick.
Three controlled burns were in progress in the Talladega National Forest on Tuesday, leaving a low-lying bank of smoke in the air south of Cal…
The first call of the week, on April 30, was to a gas leak at an apartment on Broadway Avenue, followed by a call to an arcing transformer on North Street East and Burk Lane.
The Talladega Fire Department responded to 12 calls during the past week, including a tree knocked down by high winds that also took out four nearby utility poles.
“Prescribed fire (controlled burning) is a carefully planned, critical and cost-effective management tool that benefits the National Forests in Alabama’s wildlife and environment, and also helps reduce the impact of wildfire hazards."