Alabama Forestry Commission: Wildfire in Adger contained, 264 acres burned

A wildfire in west Jefferson County has burned 264 acres of land, according to the Alabama Forestry Commission. (

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Alabama -- A nearly two-day-old wildfire in west Jefferson County has been contained, but not before it scorched 264 acres of land, a spokesperson with the Alabama Forestry Commission tells ABC 33/40.

According to the forestry commission, crews from Tuscaloosa, Jefferson and St. Clair counties teamed up in Adger to battle the fast-moving brush fire, which had jumped containment lines. Firefighters were able to contain the fire and back-fire the containment lines. The blaze is expected to burn itself out.

Smokes billows from the scene of a wildfire in Adger, Alabama, Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (

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