A day after a wildfire burned more than 100 acres and destroyed two homes near Brookwood in eastern Tuscaloosa County, multiple departments are battling a new fire near Moundville Wednesday.

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Deputy Jessica McDaniel, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, said a fire is burning on Highway 69 South around mile marker 134.

Units from the sheriff's office, and resources from Moundville, Englewood Hills, Stewart Havana, Akron and the Alabama Forestry Commission were responding to the fire, she said.

McDaniel said as of 4 p.m., no structures have been affected by the new blaze.

The new fire comes on the same day that Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued a statewide burn ban amid extreme drought conditions.

At 4:20 p.m., McDaniel said responders have successfully cut a fire break and and working to widen it. Their assessment is that the fire is contained, although there are still hot spots and places burning.

For updates on the Wednesday fire as they become available, stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread.

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