CITRONELLE, Ala. (WPMI) A large brush fire that threatened homes in Citronelle is now out. It happened around the area of Sam Lewis Road and Coy Smith Highway.
The Alabama Forestry Commission said the fire was contained at 6:39 p.m. Saturday, and that a pilot flew over the area Sunday afternoon.
The fire began Saturday around 12:30 p.m.
According to the AFC, 16 homes were saved and the fire consumed 200 acres.
Sgt. Andy Byrd with the Calcedeaver Volunteer Fire Department said emergency responders spent more than six hours on scene.
No one, fortunately, was hurt. However, a fire hydrant was damaged and one homeowner sustained damage to his fence.
Alabama Power was called to replace two power poles.
Several fire departments from Mobile and Washington Counties responded to the blaze.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
The Alabama Forestry Commission is investigating.