Missouri firefighters are having a lot of trouble containing a Western fire they’ve been called in to help with. Crew boss David Massengale blames part of the difficulties with the fire north of Helena on shifting winds. He says firefighters often have to back off when fires of this size are acting erratically. Once the fire has settled down a little, aircraft can fly over and reduce the fire some. Doug Halliwell with the Missouri Conservation Department says Missouri firefighters will have to get used to higher altitudes quickly.
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