Fire in Mark Twain National Forest at 400 Acres

A fire burning at the Mark Twain National Forest has reached 400 acres, reports The Kansas City Star.

Firefighters are expected to have the fire under control later this week.

U.S. Forest Service officials in south-central Missouri have been battling fires in the park since last year. The drought has stretched the normal fire season by months, continuing into the summer. Forest Service firefighters have seen many more fires than usual this year started by “dry lightning,” which occurs without rain and has struck four times this year.

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