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first_imgIn dry seasons, forest fires can become rampant. In fact, dry conditions and outdoor burning contributed to Thursday’s mobile home fire off Lake Nicol Road.Jim Junkin, a forest management specialist for Tuscaloosa County, explains what precautions can help avoid forest fires.“You need to make sure if you’re doing any outside burning that you have a permit, that you’re not burning within 25 feet of anything that could catch fire and get away if the fire could get away,” he said. “The guy set the fire apparently three days ago and it’s dry right now. The humidity dropped down so it kicked back up.”The Alabama Forestry Commission said with the way the weather is this time of year, afternoons and evenings are not a good time to do any burning.To check any current burn restrictions, click here.last_img read more