Fire crews contain wildfire near Oak Mountain State Park

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Managing Editor

PELHAM – Fire crews have contained a large woods fire off County Road 11 that started late on Wednesday, Jan. 22, between Parson’s Drive and Wild Timber Subdivision on the back side of Oak Mountain State Park.

While the fire has been “100 percent” contained by the Pelham Fire Department, it is still an active scene that is on “very difficult terrain,” according to a post from PFD.

Eight fire trucks and about 20 firefighters are battling the blaze to continue to contain and hopefully eliminate the blaze.

Pelham Fire Department did say there is no current threat to the public and no houses are in danger.

At this time, it is unclear how the fire began, but updates will be given as they come available.