Montgomery County Commission Urges Residents Not to Do Outdoor Burning

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By CBS 8 News

The Montgomery County Commission is taking action because of the hot and dry weather.

Commissioners are urging residents not to do any outdoor burning because they say its too dangerous.

County Commissioner Reed Ingram says Tropical Storm Debby has actually made the situation worse because of the winds the storm is bringing to central Alabama.

He says the upcoming Independence Day holiday is also having an effect.

"The wind coming up from the Gulf coming from the storm during the weekend and holidays we've got coming up, we're just scared that if we get a fire it's going to be hard to put out because the state has cut forestry. A lot of our volunteer firemen and women are going to be on vacation and were just not going to be able to respond to one, two or three or four calls over the weekends," Ingram said.

Residents who live in the county will be allowed to set off fireworks for the July 4, but the commission asks you to be careful and to remember, they're not allowed in the city of Montgomery.

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