Weather Alert

Fire Crews Battle 2-Alarm Structure and Brush Fire Near Hematite

(Festus/Hematite) Multiple fire crews responded to the 3300 block of Watson Road outside of Festus Tuesday afternoon in reference to a structure and brush fire.

Hematite Fire Protection District Lieutenant Josh Heath says the call came in around 2:20pm.

Lieutenant Heath says crews were then split up between battling the structure fire and brush fire.

Nobody, including firefighters, were injured during the blaze.

The official cause of the fire is still under investigation. Fire crews remained on scene until 6pm on Tuesday.

Hematite was assisted by Mapaville, Hillsboro, De Soto Rural, and Jefferson R-7 Fire Protection Districts as well as De Soto City, Festus, and Crystal City Fire Departments.

Herculaneum fire was called up to cover Hematite’s station house.

Joachim Plattin Ambulance District was on scene to provide medical assistance if needed.

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