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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.
The U.S. Forest Service has released a final environmental impact statement for its new management plan for the nation's public forests.
The new Forest Planning Rule will guide the management of America's 193-million acres of national forest lands, and provide the framework for local forest managers to develop their own forest-specific management plans.
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