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- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)37
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
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Fire crews work to contain blaze in Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- U.S. Forest Service, state and volunteer crews worked Thursday to contain a 520-acre wildfire that has left a smoky haze over mountain resort communities.
An air tanker dropped fire retardant along the rocky, steep hillside as 130 firefighters worked on the ground to contain the fire. Some firefighters were sent from Western states, and about 40 more were on their way.
Seven homes were within 200 yards of the fire, said John Fox, Sevier County emergency management director. The fire is burning near Pigeon Forge, about 30 miles southeast of Knoxville.
"We still have a ways to go," said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Dave Freeland, who was brought in from California. "The fire isn't raging out of control but if we get some low humidities or higher winds it could flare up and be out of control in a short period of time."