Trash Fire Scorches 10 Acres
The fire was in Boone County, about 15 miles south of Columbia. At one point, the fire threatened nearby houses.
Lt. Cameron House of the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District said 40-50 firefighters took about 90 minutes to put out the flames.
"A lot of people don't think of this time of year as natural cover fire season, but there hasn't been particularly much rain," he said. "Everything is dead through the winter. This is a busier time for natural cover fires than, say, summer."
House said the department takes cover fires like these seriously.