WATERLOO, Ala. (AP) — Firefighters say they're working to gain control of a wildfire that has blackened more than 350 acres north of Waterloo.
The TimesDaily of Florence reports (http://bit.ly/GCLofh ) that a home was evacuated Monday night as the Lauderdale County fire burned trees near wood structure. The blaze destroyed a camping trailer parked in the woods.
Firefighters were gaining control of the fire Tuesday morning before winds began picking up, causing 30-foot high flames to jump across furrows that had been plowed in an effort to contain the blaze. They battled the blaze into the night Tuesday before darkness forced them to retreat.
Waterloo Fire Chief Ted Kavich said it was just too dangerous to be out in the woods fighting a fire in the rugged terrain when firefighters could not see where they were going.