New Market firefighters battled a brush fire on Arnold Road (photo courtesy Waff 48)

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Brush fires plague county

Published 2:11pm Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Numerous brush fires are popping up around the county as the dry weather continues.

With no real wet weather relief in sight in the foreseeable future Madison County  remains to be dry and only getting drier, and brush fires are becoming to common.

Brush fires were reported in Madison across form the new Target, in Madison County in the Bobo area, and in New Market earlier today.

Firefighters with the New Market Volunteer Fire Department worked in the heat to put out a brush fire in Madison County.

The fire burned at least one acre in a field on Arnold Road before it was extinguished.

Firefighters are not only fighting fires but they are battling the heat as well, one firefighter suffered heat exhaustion and was treated at the scene. Temperatures are in the upper 90s with heat index reading around 100 degrees.

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