BREAKING: Huge fire burning in Mobile County

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UPDATE (6:01 pm) – MFRD was requested to Bay Wood & DIP for mutual aid. Large area woods fire are extending to residential structures within the proximity.

UPDATE (5:00 pm): Alabama Forestry says the fire is out of control and it is considered a wildfire. Multiple fire crews are going to help .

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A large fire is burning in Mobile County. A massive pillar of smoke can be seen from several tower cameras at WKRG. Our Baron radar weather technology indicates its on Highway 188 and Bellingrath Road near Alabama Port.

The Alabama Forestry Commission says its a 200 acre controlled burn. It did get a little out of control or “jump the line”, but volunteer fire departments were able to manage it.

Check back for updates.

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