Fire captain: Leeds brush fire contained - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Fire captain: Leeds brush fire contained

A glow from the fire could be seen in an area near Southern Trace Drive in Leeds. Source: FOX6 viewer A glow from the fire could be seen in an area near Southern Trace Drive in Leeds. Source: FOX6 viewer
LEEDS, AL (WBRC) -

Firefighters have contained a brush fire that broke out in Leeds Monday night.

The fire burned along an Alabama Power line trail between Rex Lake Road and Southern Trace Parkway. Smoke and flames could be seen from near the Bass Pro Shop along I-20.

Captain Joshua McDaniel says the fire apparently started after some kids built a camp fire along the trail. Winds quickly spread the fire to the surrounding area.

The Alabama Forestry Commission reports 18 wilderness fires across the state in the last four days.

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