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Hearth departments from St. Charles, Warren Counties ship assist as 3,000-acre brush hearth forces mid-Missouri city to evacuate


COOPER COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) – Hearth crews from departments in St. Charles and Warren went to a small city in the midst of Missouri that was the sufferer of a fireplace Saturday.

Crews from the O’Fallon and Rivers Pointe Hearth Districts had been a part of the strike workforce that arrived in Wooldridge, Missouri, situated in Cooper County, southwest of Columbia. The Cooper County Hearth Division mentioned the fireplace broke out Saturday afternoon and unfold shortly resulting from excessive winds and low humidity.

The hearth burned about 3,000 acres, displaced 10 individuals, and closed each instructions of I-70 for 2 hours on Saturday. One particular person suffered non-life threatening accidents within the hearth. The displaced are being sheltered by the Purple Cross and a close-by church.

Cooper County authorities mentioned in a press launch that 23 buildings had been destroyed or severely broken.

23 homes were destroyed or damaged in a fire in central Missouri.
23 properties had been destroyed or broken in a fireplace in central Missouri.(Cooper County Company)

Firefighters advised Information 4 the fireplace was now extinguished. The O’Fallon and Rivers Pointe crew returned dwelling on Sunday.


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