Fire crew battled a blaze near a state park

Forest fire on Hwy 177 near Trail of Tears State Park
Forest fire on Hwy 177 near Trail of Tears State Park

By Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) – Fire crew battled a blaze near a state park.

Fire crews from Fruitland and North Cape fought a fast spreading forest fire near the Trail of Tears State Park Sunday evening, in Cape Girardeau County.

According to firefighters on the scene the fire could have been a lot worse due to the windy conditions.

The two acre blaze started on the side of the road on Highway 177 around 5:30 Sunday evening.  It took fire crews an hour to contain the blaze.

No word on what started the fire and no structures were in danger of the blaze.

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