Fire alert still in effect

  The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) recently upgraded the Fire Danger Advisory to a statewide Fire Alert. The AFC reported on their website there are 11 fires contained affecting 845.55 acres as of Oct. 4. While under a Fire Alert, permits for outdoor burning will be restricted and issued on an individual basis at the…

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West Nile Virus detected in sentinel chicken in 36521 zip code

MOBILE, Alabama — A sentinel chicken used by the Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) to detect mosquito-borne diseases in the community has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The chicken was in the 36521 ZIP code which is the Chunchula area. This brings the total for 2019 to five positive results. A human case…

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