After some welcome rainfall, Mark Twain National Forest in south-central Missouri is no longer restricting open fires.
Forest officials say remnants of Hurricane Isaac dropped enough rain on the forest in the last week to at least temporarily ease fire dangers.
Acting Forest Supervisor Teresa Chase said Wednesday that the open fire restrictions implemented June 27 are no longer in effect.
Firefighters say it make take a week to fully contain another wildfire burning in the Mark Twain National Forest.
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