A home in Dothan’s historic Garden District received damage when it burned as severe storms passed through the city.
The fire occurred on Wednesday morning along Gardenia Drive.
No injuries were reported in the fire that occurred with frequent lightning strikes in the aea.
Storms pelted south Alabama Wednesday, causing damage in several counties, and killing two in a rural area near Montgomery.
WTVY-TV CBS 4 Dothan
VIDEO: Residents in one Moody community are coping with smoke from a massive landfill fire.
The blaze is burning natural debris, like dead trees, in a 50-acre area near Blackjack Road.
For the last several days, flames above and below ground have grown closer to half a dozen homes, like Eric Cottingham's.
"It was scary, but I wasn't so much scared physically at the moment. But I was scared for my house, where my family lives," Cottingham said.
Last night, firefighters stood guard to protect property from the growing inferno.
Towering flames consumed tall trees like toothpicks Tuesday night.
A fire break carved out with a bulldozer around the landfill's perimeter, plus favorable weather overnight, helped contained the threat by lunch on Wednesday.
WVTM-TV NBC 13 Birmingham
Being prepared during severe weather is at the top of minds after deadly storms swept across the state early Wednesday morning.
While some counties were impacted more than others, rural counties continue to figure out the best way to provide safe shelter for residents.
Alabama’s latest round of severe weather impacted the following 20 counties: Barbour, Blount, Calhoun, Clarke, Chambers, Cherokee, Colbert, Elmore, Etowah, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Washington, and Walker.
There were possibly 13 tornadoes located in 6 counties: Washington, Sumter, Hale, Montgomery, Barbour and Elmore, according to Alabama Emergency Management Agency acting director Jeff Smitherman.
“That 13 could be reduced,” said Smitherman. “And, sometimes, they actually find damage reported that wasn’t linked to a radar.”
WFSA-TV NBC 12 Montgomery