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Homes were evacuated near a raging bushfire in Moody

A bushfire that has been burning in Moody for days has forced evacuations and damaged at least one home. The Moody Fire Department and Alabama Forestry Commission have been battling that blaze since Friday, but strong winds Tuesday fanned the blazes, endangering homes. Moody Fire Inspector James Mulkey said they had evacuated five homes as of Tuesday night. The fire erupted in a large natural garbage dump filled with strata of earth, trees and other environmental debris. The total area of ​​the fire, above and below ground, has grown to 50 acres. Police have closed Black Jack Road from Carrington Lakes to Annie Lee Road to allow firefighters room to work and run water supply lines. A section of Annie Lee Road is also closed. The fire service said they are defending homes with fire stations from radiant heat. Homeowners who live on the other side of a hill fear their homes may be in danger. On Monday, rain helped limit the spread of the fire, which remained inside as fire erupts. The fire brigade expects that flames and smoke could penetrate into low-lying areas. There is no word on how long the road will be closed. Authorities are asking drivers to be patient and find alternative routes. If you see flames outside the firebreak, please report it to 911.

A bushfire that has been burning in Moody for days has forced evacuations and damaged at least one home.

The Moody Fire Department and Alabama Forestry Commission have been battling that blaze since Friday, but Tuesday’s high winds fanned the blazes that are endangering homes.

Moody Fire Inspector James Mulkey said they had evacuated five homes as of Tuesday night.

The fire erupted in a large natural garbage dump filled with strata of earth, trees and other environmental debris.

The total area of ​​the fire, above and below ground, has grown to 50 acres.

Patrol fires along Annie Lee Road in Moody, Alabama

Police have closed Black Jack Road from Carrington Lakes to Annie Lee Road to allow firefighters room to work and run water supply lines.

A section of Annie Lee Road is also closed.

The fire service said they are defending homes with fire stations from radiant heat.

Homeowners who live on the other side of a hill fear their homes may be in danger.

On Monday, the rain helped slow the spread of the fire, which stayed in the firebreaks.

The fire brigade expects that flames and smoke could penetrate into low-lying areas.

It is not yet known how long the road will be closed. Authorities are asking drivers to be patient and find alternative routes.

If you see flames outside the firebreak, please report it to 911.

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