Highway 135 is closed due to a fire in the park perimeters, east of Waterville, west of 135. Highway 135 is currently closed to traffic while the fire is being controlled; please coordinate appropriately. Gulf Shores Police department is on site, as well as all fire departments on stand by. The wind conditions are favorable at this point, a strong northeast wind. Because of these conditions, the fire is contained and under control. There is no immediate concern for buildings at this time. The fire department has staged implements in surrounding areas as a precautionary measure.
The sole cause of the fire is still unknown, but it is believed to have been started by downed power lines in the Waterville parking lot.
Again, full crews are on site, including police departments, fire departments and Baldwin county EMC.