Tractor trailer loses tire and sparks grassfire along I-44 near Sarcoxie

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Just after 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, Sept 29, 2022 reports of a grassfire along I-44 near the 23 mile marker alerted Jasper County E-911.

Sarcoxie Rural Fire, Jasper County Deputies and Mercy Ambulance responded. Carthage Fire Dept were requested as mutual aid.

On the scene we learn from Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt B. Helms tells us a tractor trailer lost a front left wheel. The sparks caused a grassfire that burned about 4/10 of a mile on the north side of the interstate.

No one was injured.

We continue to be under EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS. According to the NWS at Springfield. Many area fire departments across the Tri-State Area have put burn bans into place.

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