- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Forestry Commission says a wildfire in Blount County poses no threat to the public as authorities continue to battle the blaze.

Spokeswoman Coleen Vansant tells The Birmingham News (https://bit.ly/2fyS3lp) the fire located north of Oneonta has burned about 200 acres. Only 40 percent of the blaze had been contained as of 8 p.m. Monday. Firefighters temporarily stop operations because of dangerous working conditions.

Vansant said the terrain was becoming too rocky for the bulldozers and poses a threat to firefighters. She says operations will continue Tuesday.

Until then, Vansant says the Oneonta Fire Department will continue protecting the homes and other structures near the blaze. No damages have been reported as of Monday night.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, https://www.al.com/birminghamnews


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