From the SE Missourian
The fire was still burning but firefighters who remained on scene were simply monitoring the blaze to make sure it didn't get out of control again, Birk said around 9 p.m.
All nine Cape Girardeau County fire departments responded to the large natural cover fire, which spread to about 50 acres before 6 p.m. Fire departments from Perry County and Scott County were also called to assist in the fire.
Nearly 17 departments were on scene to help control the fire that destroyed a homeowner's shed.
Birk said he believes the fire started due to a downed power line on Cissus Lane. He expected firefighters to remain on scene until midnight.
Two firefighters -- a Marble Hill, Mo., crew member and a Millersville man -- were take to the hospital, Birk said, due to exhaustion. One had been released Sunday night.
Just before 6 p.m., several bulldozers arrived on scene to clear paths for firefighters who were spread out at three sites to control the burn.
Birk said the wind and the fire's location -- along a steep, wooded hill -- made the fire difficult to put out.
Many of the crews were staged in an area across the highway from Cissus Lane, available to assist in the controlled burn.
There is no burn ban in Cape Girardeau or Cape Girardeau County, according to John Sachen of the Delta Fire Protection District.
But, he said, people should be using common sense and not be lighting anything right now, not even burning in a burn barrel.
Firefighters also responded to a fire Sunday evening near Apple Creek that destroyed about 5 acres. No further information was available at press time.
Cissus Lane, Neelys Landing, MO
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From the SE Missourian Fire crews from Cape Girardeau, Perry, Bollinger, and Scott counties battled a natural cover fire that burned through 50 acres of land near Neelys Landing in Cape Girardeau County Sunday, April 3, 2011. http://www.semissourian.com/gallery/7153 A fire on Cissus Lane, near Neelys Landing , is under control, according to Ralph Birk, the Fruitland Fire Department's assistant chief. The fire was still burning but firefighters who remained on scene...
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A man was seriously injured in a truck wreck near Trail of Tears State Park Thursday morning. The rollover wreck happened at 6:30 a.m. on Highway 177 near Goode Lane. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 47-year-old Phillip Brethold of Cape Girardeau was driving a 2003 Chevrolet truck south when it appears he lost control and hit a tree. The truck came to a rest on its side with a tree crushing the cab. According to the crash report Brethold was partially ejected ...
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