Fri, 24 Aug 2012 20:11:22 GMT — Update 9:20 p.m.: Witnesses report that all fire crews have left the scene of the fire off Highway 42, but several areas are still smoldering. They also reported that the old Jeffery's Corner pub was burned during the blaze. Updated, 4:20 p.m.: A large brush fire quickly got out of control Friday afternoon in Brumley, Mo. The fire began in the 2200 block of Highway 42. The owner of the property said the fire was burning on their land, which is approximately 130 acres.She said a shed was burned down, but there was no house on the land.Other residents were evacuated from their homes and they said that their houses are still in danger.Fire crews from Brumley, Osage Beach, Tuscumbia, Eldon, Lake Ozarks, Jefferson City and Iberia were on scene trying to contain the fire. They don't believe anybody was hurt.We will have more on this story as it developsOriginal:Crews working to control fire on Highway 42 near Osage Beach. Structures have caught fire. Officials have been unable to release much information, and Mike DeFranco is on his way to the scene.Via @MoDOT_Central: "TRAVELER ALERT: Rte 42 is closed between Routes 134 & C in Miller Co. due to a brush fire. Motorists are advised to avoid the area." Four buses are being held at School of the Osage's upper elementary school because of the Highway 42 closing.Those bus numbers are: 7,12,18 and 22.Parents may pick their children up at the school if they would like.
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