UPDATE (5/19): The Alabama Forestry Commission says the fire near Deakle Road and Bellingrath Road in south Mobile County is contained, but they will have crews go out there Tuesday to check. They say there is still smoke in some areas.
UPDATE: (9:52 p.m. 5/14/20): Alabama Forestry Commission says the fire off Bellingrath Road is about 60 percent contained. Forestry officials will be back near Roy E. Ray Airport and will have three helicopters dropping water again tomorrow. Officials say the wind has made fighting this fire very difficult.
UPDATE (6:15 p.m. 5/13/20): The brush fire off Bellingrath Road is now 25 to 40 percent contained.
Alabama Forestry has three helicopters dropping water, five suppression bulldozers and containment lines in the area.
The worst burning area is at the north end off of Walker Road, near Roy E. Ray Airport.
The fire has spread between 300-400 acres.
UPDATE (8:45 p.m.): Alabama Forestry says the fire along Bellingrath Road near Deakle Road is 80-85 percent contained.
230-240 acres have burned in the brush fire. The fire is still burning in nearby areas, around I-10. Alabama Forestry says they will return in the morning to check lines and see if the fire is still burning.
UPDATE (3:45pm) — Mobile Fire Rescue and Mobile Police are evacuating residents along Deakle Road.
UPDATE (2:45pm) — Mobile Fire-Rescue says multiple agencies are on scene of a large-area brush/grass fire near Bellingrath Road and Deakle Road. Approximately 60-80 acres on fire with multiple residential structures threatened.
ORIGINAL STORY: Mobile Fire-Rescue is assisting Theodore/Dawes Volunteer Fire Department with a large brush fire off Bellingrath Road.
Mobile Fire-Rescue confirms they’ve sent 2 brush trucks and a district chief.
News 5 has a crew on the way to the scene. We will update with more details as they become available.
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