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Burn Ban Declared



November 9, 2023

Due to drought conditions, Governor Ivey has issued a statewide ‘No Burn Order’– prohibiting all outdoor burning in Alabama.  This order is in effect until rescinded.

To see the governor's press release, Click Here 

To see the Emergency Drought Condition Declaration, Click here

To report a fire contact the Alabama Forestry Commission. For their website, Click Here

Numerous fires have affected Tuscaloosa County this month and thanks to the hard work of our Volunteer Fire Departments along with City or paid fire departments and the local Alabama Forestry Commission they have been able to control them. You are not allowed to burn things in the City of Tuscaloosa and the City of Northport and are NOT allowed to burn anything in the county currently. The ban will remain in place until rescinded by a State Forester. We are in Severe drought conditions and a Burn Ban (No Burn Permits issued, no fire pits, no bonfires, and no burning of any kind on public or private land) has been issued. Several homes and acres have already been affected stretching first responders thin to respond to other calls.


Update 11/22/23

As of November 22nd Tuscaloosa county is under a Fire Alert which is not a burn ban but has heavy restrictions.