Tractor trailer burns on I-44 at Mount Vernon, Mo.

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — About 4:30 p.m. reports in Lawrence County along I-44 at 47 mile marker west a tractor trailer was fully engulfed.

Mount Vernon Fire and EMS crews responded emergency. We followed the developing story, sharing live video as first responders became visible on the MoDOT Traffic Camera 47MM. 

Traffic began passing in one lane, past the fire, however the backup of vehicles is miles long.

The driver was out safely.

Biellier’s Towing removed the tractor trailer and debris from the scene.

Watch live! video on the MoDOT Travelers App. Free to download.


💻 You can view the MoDOT TRAVELERS map on your computer by clicking here.

Stay with Joplin News First on KOAM News Now as we continue to cover live news and important events where you live. Scroll below and sign up for our JLNews email alerts so you don’t miss an article.

• Fire reported at storage units BIT.ly/3fpp4B5
• Services announced for Dr Sam Rogers BIT.ly/3RofETn
• GRDA lineman respond to Hurricane zone BIT.ly/3UKpYIn
• Carthage lineman respond to Hurricane zone BIT.ly/3Sl7YCK
• Fall is here, harvest season, share the road with farm equipment BIT.ly/3SgoYdj
• 4th Annual Collectors’ Expo BIT.ly/3xR0vTF
• Aurora Police Chief shares intense rescue story, praising first-responders BIT.ly/3S962NH
• Seneca man arrested on drug charges BIT.ly/3SeAKoM


View this profile on Instagram


Joplin News First (@joplinnewsfirst) • Instagram photos and videos

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *