State Forestry officials fear a 400 acre wildfire in DeKalb County may be the first of many during what could be a long and hard fall fire season in Alabama.
Firefighters with the Forestry Commission worked three days to get the fire near Ider contained and under control before demobilizing Wednesday night.
Dry weather combined with low humidity have currently combined to create conditions favorable for several wildfires.
"We're going to see a lot of them," said Forestry Commission Spokeswoman Coleen Vansant.
Vansant expects the fires to feed off all the debris left behind from the April 27th tornado outbreak.
It's already been a very busy year for wildfires in Alabama.
So far, nearly 2,500 wildfires have burned more than 57,000 acres.
Last year by this time, the state had