Officials: Brush fire in Moody area still active, contained within fire breaks

Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 12:58 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2022 at 6:42 AM CST
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MOODY, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: The fire activity is still contained within the fire breaks as of Friday morning, Dec. 2, according to Moody Fire Inspector James Mulkey.

The visible fire activity is less, and smoke is still active.

Officials cancelled the evacuation notice on Thursday afternoon after a drone flyover with an IR camera.

Mulkey says they are confident they have containment of the spread.

At this time, there is no estimate or timeframe for when the fire will be completely extinguished.

ORIGINAL STORY: Moody Fire officials say a fire is burning in the 1300 block of Annie Lee Road.

Officials say Black Jack Road is closed at Annie Lee Road and Carrington Estates Trussville.

The fire is complex and burning underground as well as on top of the ground because it’s in an environmental landfill.

Officials say containment is the best option because the fire is unable to be extinguished.

They are actively trying to protect houses. Five homes were evacuated Wednesday night.

This is a very uncommon fire, according to Moody Fire Department, and started around 7:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29.

Firefighters are actively containing the brush fire, with help from the forestry division. The City of Leeds is assisting Moody Fire, and Pell City is ready to assist when needed, as well as Odenville Fire.

A Pell City fireman shot the below drone video of the fire on Wednesday morning, Nov. 30.

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