Smoke from Alabama park fills west side

Mobile Press Register reports Gov. Robert Bentley plans to visit Gulf State Park today, as firefighters work to control a roughly 700-acre conflagration that has burned for more than four days. Light rain and calm winds Tuesday morning and evening helped dampen the swamp floor, lessening the flammability of underbrush and allowing firefighters to contain the fire. However, the scattered showers would not likely extinguish the flames on larger stumps in the forest areas, officials said. More.