Peggy Kiefer

Grove Sun

Firefighters continue to fight wildfires throughout the area. A wild land fire continues to burn in Delaware County just east of the Butler area and south of Southwest City, MO. Several structures are in danger and one firefighter was treated by Jay EMS for a heat related illness.

  Jay, Butler, Cowskin and Southwest City Fire Departments, as well as the State Department of Forestry are working hard to protect several homes and keep the flames from jumping over Highway 43.   Another fire has burned a farm house and continues to spread near Cayuga Road north of Grove. Firefighters from Seneca Cayuga, Paradise, Wyandotte and others a fighting to gain control of the wild land fire.   High temperatures and hot winds are making containment difficult and creating dangerous situations for fire fighters.