Firefighters battled several brush fires in Bollinger County - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Firefighters battled several brush fires in Bollinger County

A metal garage also caught on fire in Sedgewickville. A metal garage also caught on fire in Sedgewickville.
The fire destroyed that garage. The fire destroyed that garage.
BOLLINGER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Firefighters battled several fires throughout the day in Bollinger County Thursday.

According to the Bollinger County Sheriff's Department, crews fought four brush fires and one structure fire, but were able to put out the fires.

Marble Hill Fire Chief Jim Bollinger says crews were called at 11 a.m. to fight a brush fire.

A metal garage also caught on fire in Sedgewickville. The fire destroyed that garage.

"Oh well very upset of course," Cindy Mungle, the owner, said. "Just getting a phone call at work telling you your shop is on fire is kind of devastating."

Mungle says her insurance agent has already been out to the house to talk with them.

"We do have the building itself insured and some of the contents too," Mungle said. "So we were lucky in that aspect and nobody was hurt and were very lucky with that too."

About 50 acres burned off of B Highway and County Road 312.

Firefighters also fought a brush fire for more than three hours near Greenbriar.

"We are just now getting in." Chief Bollinger said. "Everyone has missed lunch. We are just standing by for more calls because I doubt if it's over with yet."

Bollinger says dry grounds and high winds contributed to the fires.

He says two of the fires started when people dumped ashes.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • First Alert: Showers and thunderstorms expected

    First Alert: Showers and thunderstorms expected

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:53 AM EDT2018-06-20 10:53:05 GMT
    A few storms could become intense today (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)A few storms could become intense today (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)
    A few storms could become intense today (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)A few storms could become intense today (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says a couple storms could become intense or even severe.  Isolated damaging winds will be the primary threat.  

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says a couple storms could become intense or even severe.  Isolated damaging winds will be the primary threat.  

  • What you need to know June 20

    What you need to know June 20

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:34 AM EDT2018-06-20 09:34:06 GMT
    Rain in headed our way. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)Rain in headed our way. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    Good morning, it is Wednesday, June 20. First Alert Forecast A slightly wetter pattern starts today. 

    Good morning, it is Wednesday, June 20. First Alert Forecast A slightly wetter pattern starts today. 

  • What you need to know June 19

    What you need to know June 19

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:31 AM EDT2018-06-20 09:31:00 GMT
    Today may be a good day to get outside (Source: Pixabay)Today may be a good day to get outside (Source: Pixabay)

    Good morning, it is Tuesday, June 19. First Alert Forecast It’s going to be hot again. Air temperatures will top out in the lower 90s, but the feels-like temperatures will be in the upper 90s.

    Good morning, it is Tuesday, June 19. First Alert Forecast It’s going to be hot again. Air temperatures will top out in the lower 90s, but the feels-like temperatures will be in the upper 90s.

Powered by Frankly