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Fire in National Forest Burns More Than 100 Acres

Fire in National Forest Burns More Than 100 Acres
By: Heartland News

ELLSINORE, Mo. - A fire that started Tuesday afternoon rages on in the Mark Twain National Forest.

According to Bill Paxton, the fire management officer, the fire started Tuesday about 2 p.m. in Carter County south of Ellsinore. 

Paxton says someone cutting trees with a chainsaw on private property set down the chainsaw down and it sparked the fire.

Paxton says nearly 102 acres have been burned.  The affected land is on private property, but Paxton says the fire has not crossed into public land.  He says it could spread to public land.

He says crews have a fire line set up to contain the fire and hope to have it under control by Wednesday night.

No injuries have been reported and no buildings have been damaged.

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