The statewide Fire Alert, initially issued by the Alabama Forestry Commission on September 23rd, remains in effect for all 67 counties of Alabama. This alert was issued because of the extremely dry conditions which create a high risk potential for devastating wildfire. The rain received earlier this week by some counties was unfortunately not significant enough to reduce the danger. Since September 1st, there have been 1,081 wildfires occurring across the state burning approximately 9,432 acres of land. During that same time period, firefighters have saved 626 occupied dwellings.