Students help clean up in aftermath of devastating wildfire in central Missouri

  • Source: KMIZ-TV ABC 17 Columbia
  • Published: 11/22/2022 12:00 AM

Students from a Columbia private school helped residents of a Cooper County village clean up Monday after a devastating wildfire hit the community last month. The students from Tolton Catholic High School are working with the Wooldridge Legacy Association to help with cleanup after a wildfire swept through the town damaging homes and other structures last month. The fire burned more than 3,000 acres "I would really like to help these people clean up and have a fresh start," student Katie Sutter said. "I just think it would be really good for everyone in this town and i think it's just a really good learning experience for everyone that is helping here." More than 30 students were divided into groups of 10 to tackle different areas of the small town that was scorched by flames. They sorted through burned rubble and put it into piles.


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