Tuscumbia brush fire still burning after almost three months

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – A bushfire in Tuscumbia is still burning after more than two months.

Nearby resident Jason Lindsey told News 19 that smoke from the fire had a significant impact on his community. Now he worries about the long-term effects the smoke could have on his family.

“I know a family left their house and went to live with other families because the smoke is so bad,” Lindsey said. “With the health issues in their home, they had to leave.”

Lindsey also said he was especially worried about local children.

“Kids get on the bus every morning in that smoke and it’s not healthy for those kids,” Lindsey said.

Lindsey told News 19 that he and other residents have contacted officials, but haven’t had much success. He said none of the residents know when the fire will eventually go out.

“You’re talking about breathing in smoke for three, four, five, who knows how many more months?” Lindsey said.


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