SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Multiple fire departments were on the scene of a field and trailer fire near Benton in Scott County, Missouri.
The fire was at a home off of Highway 77 at 339 Shady Branch. Crews say the fire is now under control and they will continue to put out hot spots and soak the tree line for the next several hours.
Scott County Rural Fire District Captain Tony Graham says the fire began after someone was burning trash and it spread.
According to the Scott County Sheriff's Office, the fire went from the grass and spread to the home. Crews were also battling multiple field fires. There were several vehicles and trees on fire.
Two campers were damaged along with several sheds. Three cars were destroyed. The fire also burned up the tree line.
It took 120 firefighters to fight the blaze. Every department in Scott County responded to the fire. We're told 23 fire fighters had to be treated for heat exhaustion on the scene.
The conservation department is expected to come in and bulldoze the burned trees.
Crews were trying to keep the fire from spreading to the other vehicles and structures in the area. Witnesses say they were worried about their homes and vehicles.
Firefighters were also battling high temperatures and drought conditions.
Sheriff Rick Walter says there is lots of dry vegetation in that area.
The sheriff adds there were some evacuations from homes in that area because the homes are so close together.
No word on if there are any injuries.
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