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Wildfires in Mark Twain National Forest contained

SALEM, MO (KFVS) -

The wildfires near Salem at the Mark Twain National Forest are now considered contained.

Two contract North Carolina firefighting crews left on Nov. 7.

An engine from Shawnee National Forest is still working with Mark Twain National Forest Salem Ranger District personnel to patrol the fire areas.

Hunters are asked to stay out of the wildfire areas when firearm deer season starts on Saturday because some trees and tree roots may have been damaged during the fires causing them to fall without warning.

Hunters are also urged to be careful with campfires and warming fires during firearm deer season.

Mark Twain National Forest is the largest public land manager in Missouri with 1.5 million acres in 29 counties in southern and central Missouri. Mark Twain National Forest's mission is to continue to restore Missouri's great outdoors and maintain a healthy, working forest.

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