BERNIE, MO (KFVS) - Multiple crews responded to a fire in rural Bernie on Wednesday, July 11.
According to Bernie Police Chief Justin Allen, several fuel tanks caught on fire at Lowery Farms on Highway Z and County Rd. 779.
Bernie, Dexter, Lilbourn, New Madrid, Scott Co. Rural, Advance, Bloomfield fire crews all responded and assisted.
Some firefighters got checked out for possible heat exhaustion as a precaution due to the humid conditions and the large fire but no one was injured, according to Bernie Fire Chief Leroy Stockton.
Around 1:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to the fire.
The cause of the fire was due to a pop-off valve failure and then when the power was shut off, the four tanks caught fire.