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Crews continue to fight southeast Mo. wildfire

Crews have continued to fight an ongoing wildfire that has burned hundreds of acres in Wayne County, Missouri. Also, there was also a 500 acre wildfire that crews contained yesterday in Reynolds County.  Join us tonight at five as we give you the latest on fire crews efforts to fight the blaze.

See the unbelievable pictures a viewer sent us here!

Jaime Travers is in for Bob Reeves today, and she says the big story is rain lasting from tonight until around 6 p.m. tomorrow. How much will we get?  Jaime will let us know tonight at 5, 6, 9 on FOX23 and at 10 on KFVS.

We will also have an update to a couple of breaking stories we brought you yesterday:


Crews have resumed the search for two men after a boat capsized at the Kentucky Dam in Marshall County Tuesday. Three brothers from Graves County were fishing on board a pontoon boat when they had motor problems and were sucked into a current.

Cape Girardeau Police say a man suspected of assaulting a woman on a walking trail and led police on a chase, then shot himself in the head was still in critical condition this afternoon.

Today we are asking you to show how the Heartland Cares!

Last week, severe weather slammed into the Heartland, destroying homes and businesses, damaging schools, injuring hundreds, and killing seven of your neighbors. 

The Red Cross works with local government and community partners to provide help where it's needed most.  But funds are short and now the Red Cross needs YOUR help to continue these critical services throughout the Heartland.

Carly O'Keefe shares how the Red Cross is holding up and helping communities affected in Illinois.  And, Crystal Britt is live at five in Oak Ridge where a tornado damaged that community.

Call 1-800-733-2767 to donate to help your neighbors.  You can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Arnold Wyrick will let you know about an out-of-state "Feed the Children" trailer that is handing out food and supplies to folks in Harrisburg.

An early morning apartment fire in Mayfield was considered a total loss.

Two people were arrested after an undercover drug operation near the Chester, Ill. bridge.

Have you ever noticed whenever you are hungry that it affects your food choices? Tune in to Heartland Health at 5:25 and find out why!

And in sports, tune in at 6 to hear Todd Richards talk to a Redhawks player from Advance, Mo. about his chances of playing past college. Todd will also have highlights from Otto Porter and Georgetown.

Have a great evening,

James Long
KFVS12 Web Producer
Kfvs12.com

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