CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Firefighters from two departments worked together to put out a large fire about three miles east of Whitewater Tuesday afternoon.
Crews from Whitewater and Gordonville Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the fire at the junction of Highways A and F on Jan. 31.
Investigators on scene estimate about 4 acres of pasture land burned.
The fire got within 20 yards of a mobile home. It was not damaged.
According to firefighters on the scene, because of the lack of moisture this winter, dry conditions, and wind simply burning trash, brush or discarding a burning cigarette can ignite the ground cover.