FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- A fort spokesman says firefighting crews worked Monday to bring a 600-acre fire under control. That fire started around midday Sunday. It has damaged no buildings or equipment.
Public Information Officer Jeff Maddy says firefighters don't know how the fire started but have no reason to think it was intentionally set or caused by negligence. It's in the area of some of firing ranges but Maddy says no one has linked activity at the ranges to the fires.
People in Rolla and other places around the fort say the smoke is visible for miles.
Edited news release from Fort Leonard Wood:
The extremely dry conditions contributed to a containable fire on several of the training ranges. The fire started early Sunday afternoon.
Fire department personnel responded and subsequently requested dozer support from 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB). The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) assisted with helicopter support and water drops on Sunday.