Fire in southern MO burns 500 acres, destroys home


FORSYTH, Mo. (AP) - Authorities are fighting a fire that has burned about 500 acres in the Mark Twain National Forest. The Springfield News-Leader reports that at least one helicopter was dropping water onto burning areas Thursday in Taney County. Forest Service spokesman Cody Norris says law enforcement officials have evacuated between 15 and 20 people whose homes potentially could
be in the path of the blaze. He says one home was destroyed.

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