Today, Birmingham set a new record for the longest dry spell in recorded history marking the 53rd consecutive day with no measurable rain. The former record was set in 1924 with 52 consecutive dry days. Below is a picture of an active fire along I-65 north between Warrior and Blount Springs.
Over 1000 acres have burned today in the Talladega National Forest. The fire appears to be caused by humans and heightened by the drought.