Fire Weather Warning; Two Departments Fight Gobbler Road Fire

December 30, 2008


A red flag warning remains in effect for today due to low humidity, and that low humidity contributed the spread of a brush fire on Gobbler Road that was fought by two departments  Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was reported about 12:15 Tuesday afternoon on Gobbler Road near Still Road in the Oak Grove community. Firefighters from the Walnut Hill and Century stations of Escambia Fire Rescue and Engine 519 were able to contain the blaze to about two acres.

It is not known how the blaze began. There were no injuries and no major damage.

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential.

Pictured above: A firefighter works to contain a brush fire on Gobbler Road Tuesday afternoon in Oak Grove. Pictured below: Flames  shoot above small pine trees in the blaze. photos, click to enlarge.



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