Fire departments in Baldwin County are on guard and are urging the public to be cautious as the state issued a Fire Danger Advisory Thursday.

Gulf Shores Deputy Fire Chief Keith Martin said his crews are staying prepared to fight any brush fire as it happens.

“You hear the term ‘it’s a tinder box.’ We literally are in a tinder box right now with the low humidity and the high temperatures,” said Deputy Chief Martin.

Deputy Chief Martin said if you add in the wind, the conditions are far more dangerous now than they were when their crews put out a Gulf State Park fire in 2019.

“What we have now is more like what we had back in 2011, when the large state park fire took place, and we wound up bringing in resources from all over the state,” Deputy Chief Martin said.

Deputy Chief Martin said their crews have battled seven brush fires since Saturday, May 2. Read more on