mark twain forest

Mark Twain National Forest
Missouri Division of Tourism

Crews are working to contain a fire that has burned about 300 acres of the 1.5-million acre Mark Twain National Forest in southern Missouri.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Bill Paxton says a patrol discovered smoke Monday in a 12,000-acre area known as the Hercules Glades Wilderness. The patrol had been roving the area in Taney County because dry conditions had put it at risk for fire. Paxton said Thursday that the 35 firefighters battling the blaze are "making real good progress" and that rains that fell Wednesday helped.

Newscast for June 29, 2012

Jun 29, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri receives No Child Left Behind waiver
  • Fire in Mark Twain forest underscores heat threat
  • Republicans pick new nominee for 47th House District