Original copy at 5 p.m.
Some homes were even evacuated near the
corn field at Farm Roads 152 and 29 -- just south of I-44 between Republic and Bois D'Arc.
The fire was first reported just after Dark smoke could be seen for several miles, especially along I-44 near the 60 mile marker.
Emergency management officials, along with crews from Republic, West Republic, Brookline and Bois D'Arc, were asked to assist.
No traffic had to be diverted along I-44. MoDOT posted signs for oncoming traffic.
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