Federal officials say two fires in southern Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest have been contained, but new ones have broken out.
The Forest Service said Tuesday that mop-up operations are under way at the 622-acre East End Fire near the Iron County town of Bixby. Arson is suspect in that blaze, which broke out last Thursday.
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Arson is the suspected cause of a fire that burned about 620 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest.
The U.S. Forest Service said Monday that law enforcement is investigating. The blaze started Thursday morning in southeast Missouri's Iron County.
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