Firefighters learn lessons from Washington County brush fire

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) - Bommarito Automotive SkyFox brought you video yesterday of crews fighting a brush fire near bourbon, Missouri.  The flames are out now and crews say they learned a lot from working on them.

Bourbon firefighters say Monday’s brush fire was in such a remote area it took them a good 30 minutes to just find the flames.  Veteran firefighters say have never seen a fire like this.

The fire was in an area called no man’s land, where no fire department has jurisdiction.  Over 150 firefighters from 30 departments were involved in bring the fire under control after burning over 1,000 acres.

Officials were back Tuesday to the scene to check and see if the fire had jumped fire lines.  They were also telling residents in the area to clear brush and flammable material from their property.

A cause for the fire has not been determined and resident should be careful about open burning on windy days.

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