Fire Fighters Battle Four Acres Of Woods On Fire

Berger, Mo. - 2:00 a.m. It is unknown what caused a large wooded area to catch fire last night that came within 100 yards of a nearby home, but one thing is for sure, dry weather, low humidity, and breezy winds are not ideal conditions to burn anything.  Read more...

New Haven/Berger Fire responded at approximately 9:26 p.m. off of Lyon School Road, near the intersection of Highway Z, just west of Berger, Mo.

Assistant Fire Chief Brian Strubberg said that when he arrived on the scene they had approximately four to five acres of heavy woods and vegetation on a steep hillside involved.  “We had multiple fire companies along with two from Hermann who responded to assist.”

Fire crews spent over thee hours walking the parameter with water backpacks, putting out any hotspots before departing the scene shortly after 12:30 a.m.

Friday’s forecasted conditions are expected to be the same as Thursday’s; this means noone should try to burn a pile of leaves for example.  If you have a burning desire to light something on fire, light a candle.

11:00 pm- Fire crews have been able to contain the fire, however they remain on scene as crews go back into the woods to put out any hot spots.

10:33 p.m. - New Haven/Berger Fire responded at 9:26 for a report of a large wooded area on fire On Lyon School road near Highway Z. Assistant Fire Chief Brian Strubberg advised that approximately four acres were involved and has since requested additional units from Hermann.  Watch the live report below