Firefighters battle Metro East wildfire for 4th day - KMOV.com

Firefighters battle Metro East wildfire for 4th day

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Firefighters have been battling a blaze for days in Godfrey, Il (Credit: KMOV) Firefighters have been battling a blaze for days in Godfrey, Il (Credit: KMOV)

GODFREY, Il (KMOV.com) -- Fire crews have been battling a brush fire in the Metro East since Monday.

The fire broke out near Lockhaven and the Mississippi River Bluffs in Godfrey, and authorities believe they know the cause.

“A Cigarette butt on the side of the highway,” QEM Fire Protection District Chief Gerry New said.

There is a burn ban in the area because of the dry conditions.

Firefighters say the flames are now about 80 percent contained.

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