Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Wildfire
County/Area COLBERT
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-03-08 09:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-03-08 15:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/1
Property Damage 3.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative High pressure over the Tennessee Valley produced dry and warm conditions across much of northern Alabama. This dropped relative humidity values below 25 percent during the afternoon hours and created hazardous conditions for the spread of several fires that occurred across Colbert county. Fires were responded to and controlled by fire departments at the following locations: Borden road, Cottontown Lane, King Bridge road, New Bethel road, and Foxtrap road. The biggest fire occurred on King Bridge Road where some property was destroyed and one firefighter was transported to the hospital for heat related injuries. Overall, nearly 7 acres were burned across Colbert County.
Event Narrative A fire started near a home on Alabama 20 north of Central Heights spread quickly across very dry vegetation along King Bridge road and blackened 2.5 acres of land. Several pieces of rusty unused farm equipment and one shed were damaged by the fire before it was extinguished by the fire department. One firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat related injuries caused by the fire.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
COLBERT (ZONE) COLBERT (ZONE) AL 03/08/2010 09:00 CST-6 Wildfire 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 3.00K 0.00K