Trains slowed as teams fought brush fire near Pierce City, Mo.

Pierce City Fire Protection District
Pierce City Fire Protection District(Pierce City Fire Protection District)
Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 4:42 AM CST
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PIERCE CITY, Mo. (KY3) - Several fire crews in Lawrence County responded to a brush fire of hay bales at 5:03 p.m. Sunday near BNSF railroad tracks.

The railroad coordinated with the Pierce City Fire Protection District to slow the trains down as they traveled close to the scene. The fire was extinguished by 7:30 p.m.

A number of fire protection districts and fire departments issued warnings on Sunday about controlling burning brush.

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