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      Adger wildfire burns 100 acres, low humidity raises concern for fire danger

      {}The State Forestry Commission is watching a wildfire in a wooded area in Adger, but no buildings are currently in its path. This brush fire destroyed around 100 acres in adger near a mine. The smoke could be seen from miles away - the fire is now contained. But what happened there Tuesday is a serious concern for firefighters - and they're sending out a warning for the upcoming Labor Day weekend."Some people say it's exciting to see but in real life it's a scary thing to see," Sarah Carlee, who lives nearby said.The smoke can been seen from miles away - and has people living near Adger scared for their safety."It concerns a lot of people," Carlee said. "We've got houses everywhere and it's scary. Very scary."Thankfully, no homes or structures are in danger. State Forestry Commission spokesperson, Colleen Vansant says this Adger fire scorched around 100 acres - very close to a site that burned for nine days in 2011."This isn't far from the fire we had three years ago at Adger which ended up being a 3,000 acre fire," Vansant said. "Adger is a very rural area, very wooded."State fire crews say the fire is following the path a tornado took when it came through Adger this year."It's had 2-3 tornados come through it, so that makes a lot of available fuel," Vansant said.The low humidity and lack of rain has left our portion of the state in a significant fire danger zone. In fact, earlier Tuesday, fire crews fought another brush fire near McAdory. We spoke with Hoover firefighters - {}they're sending out a warning heading into Labor Day weekend: don't light a match outside and be extremely cautious burning."It's been in a drought mode for several weeks now," Vansant said. "It's really dry - they haven't gotten a lot of rainfall."
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