Field fire in Old Appleton burns nearly an acre

OLD APPLETON, MO (KFVS) - Fire crews had to battle the heat Thursday along with a field fire in Cape Girardeau County.

North Cape Girardeau County Fire crews responded around 1:30 to the fire about a half a mile south of Old Appleton.

The biggest danger was smoke going across Highway 61.

Drivers couldn't see at one point but it later cleared.

The fire burned about an acre of a wheat field on the east side of Highway 61. No one was injured.

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