SLOCOMB, Ala. (WDHN) — As of right now, one of our counties is seeing drier conditions than usual
Geneva County is split between yellow which means abnormally dry and the beige color which means moderate drought.
The moderate drought is in the southern part of Geneva County.
Fire departments are monitoring the dry conditions and outside burning.
The Slocomb Fire Department had its first call to an outdoor grass fire over the weekend and they are expecting more over the next few months.
Although there is no ban in place right now, the assistant fire chief encourages citizens to think twice and carefully.
“Since it’s getting to that time of year and everybody wants to camp and have bonfires and things like that if the winds are high we don’t need to burn and it’s going to get away, get to the grass and with these high winds it could cause some damage,” Chief Carns said.
Chief Carns says if you are going to burn at least have a source of water nearby in reaching distance and also check with the forestry commission for conditions and burn bans.