||09/18/2010 08:00:00 CST-6
||09/22/2010 23:00:00 CST-6
||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
||A period of very dry and hot weather led to numerous mostly small grass fires across north Alabama. One of these grass fires became larger on the weekend of the 18th - 20th in Franklin county charring between 250 and 300 acres of land alone. Another fire burned several acres in the Gurley area as well.
||One large grass fire developed in Franklin county on the east side of CR 83 and jumped to the west side of the highway on Saturday, September 18th, 2010. It then continued onward for another 9 to 10 hours, burning through timberland and farmland. Three structures were lost to the flames before Volunteer firefighters were able to put the fire out. Officials estimate between 250 and 300 acres of land were damaged by this blaze.
Another smaller grass fire developed at 3 pm on Tuesday, September 21st. It damaged at least another 75 acres before it was contained.