MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Calcedeaver fire officials say they almost lost their fire station to a large woods fire in Calcedeaver that is now extinguished.
According to the Alabama Fire Commission, the fire consumed more than 200 acres by 4:15 Sunday evening. Fire officials reported a 30 to 40 acre fire at 1 p.m.
Multiple agencies responded to the 2000 block of Red Fox Road West at 12 p.m. and had been battling the blaze for at least four hours.
Calcedeaver, Mt. Vernon, Citronelle, ThyssenKrupp Fire Rescue teams and the Alabama Forestry Commission are helping.
Lt. Andrew Byrd of the Calcedeaver Volunteer Fire Department said several methods were used to quell the blaze.
Alabama Forestry provided a bulldozer to dig a fire break line to stop the blaze. Fire officials also performed a back burn.
Officials say the fire is 70 percent contained as of 4:45 p.m.
At some point, the fire threatened multiple homes and businesses, and initially traveled South East from Red Fox road to Coy Smith Highway, a five mile radius.
Multiple agencies are responding to a large woods fire in Calcedeaver.
Officials say the fire is 30 to 40 acres.
Calcedeaver, Mount Vernon and Citronelle Fire Rescue agencies responded to the 2000 block of Red Fox Road West shortly before 1 p.m.
Authorities say the fire is not endangering homes or businesses.