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Fire Spreads to Nearby Woods in Taney County

TANEY COUNTY, Mo.-- Firefighters extinguish approximately 15 acres of fire in the woods due to a fire in Taney County.
TANEY COUNTY, Mo.-- Firefighters extinguish approximately 15 acres of fire in the woods due to a fire in Taney County.

At approximately 3:30 pm April 12 the Western Taney County Fire District was dispatched to a report of a Natural Cover Fire at 289 Ruby's Rest Road north of Branson.

When crews arrived on scene they found a large shop building on fire and a residential structure immediately threatened by the fire.

Firefighters were able to save the home and no one was at the residence at the time of the fire.

Firefighters were hampered by limited access to the fire and heavy timber that surrounded the property.

One firefighter was evaluated for smoke inhalation on scene.

According to officials the cause of the fire was undetermined due to the extensive damage the fire caused.

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