Hay fire

District 3 Commissioner Jason Black said a cigarette thrown in a ditch may have sparked the blaze, which burned about 30 hay bales before it was extinguished. Smoke from the fire was so heavy, Shaw Road was temporarily closed and traffic was diverted to Lawngate Road. The Alabama Forestry Commission, Clements and Tanner volunteer fire departments and District 3 county workers responded to the fire.

Crews battle a large outdoor fire Thursday on Shaw Road, just north of Lawngate Road.

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