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Gulf Shores Fire

June 26, 2011 by USA Post 

Gulf Shores FireGulf Shores Fire, What began as a 3-hectare fire, when the first firefighters responded early this afternoon has rapidly grown to a 200-acre fire north of Lake Shelby at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, according to Deputy Fire Chief Keith Martin?

The flames are moving to the northeast of the Orange Beach Sportsplex, said. The fire is west of the sports center, said. A helicopter provided by the Alabama Department of Transportation is expected to start dumping the water quickly to prevent the fire approaches the Sportsplex and other places that could be in danger, said Martin.

A few hours ago, electricity was diverted from the power lines are endangered in the park, he said.

The fire started after 1 pm near camping areas in the park, he said. It spread quickly due to dry conditions. At about 2 pm, the Georgia Forestry Department requested assistance from firefighters from Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Foley, Fort Morgan, and Oyster Bay, said.

Despite efforts to fight the fire, including the establishment of controlled fires to get rid of fuel before the fire, the fire has grown in size and intensity, says Martin.

One of the roads and campsites in the park have been evacuated, park officials said. Azalea Park mobile home village near to Canal Road was evacuated as well, officials said.

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