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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Crews extinguish 30-acre natural cover fire

  • It took nearly 20 firefighters four hours to put out a fire that stretched across 30 acres.
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  • It took nearly 20 firefighters four hours to put out a fire that stretched across 30 acres.
    On Saturday, Crocker Fire Protection District responded to a natural cover fire with structures in immediate danger.
    The fire was near  the 26000 block of Highway 133 in the Crocker area.
    Upon arrival, crews found a fire coming from a detached garage, with other structures in immediate danger. Dispatch then notified Tri-County Protection District for assistance. Missouri Department of Conservation also responded to the incident.
    Nearly 20 firefighters responded to the scene and worked to extinguish the fire, starting with the structure and working toward the brush.
    Three structures had minor damage.
    Joshua Hall of the Crocker Fire Protection District said that natural cover fires are fairly normal this time of the year, with dry conditions and high winds.
    “Unless we get a down pour, these small rains are absorbed so quickly,” he said. “Natural cover [fires] are some of the worst we tend to deal with. Depending on the weather conditions and size if the fire they can take hours to control.”
    The cause of Saturday's fire was unknown.

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