JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — About 4 p.m. Saturday reports of a fast-moving grassfire near CR300 and Juniper Road north of Carl Junction. This is the second large fire of the day for Carl Junction Fire Protection District.
About 1 p.m. CJ battled an hours-long grassfire to the NE of MO-96 and MO-171.
This Juniper Road fire was first reported as 50 acres burning.
Assisting as mutual aid include:
- Oronogo Fire
- Asbury Fire
- Webb City Fire
- Galena Kan. Fire
Smoke can be seen from Western Jasper County. We observed it from Stone’s Corner on MO-43 and MO-171.
KOAM Meteorologist Doug Heady reminds everyone Saturday afternoon, “Wind gusts pushing 55 mph the rest of the day. Gusts between 40-50 mph again on Sunday! I will drop a YouTube video tomorrow breaking down storms for Monday. Have a great evening guys and gals.”
SOUTHEAST KANSAS FIRE
Cherokee County Sheriff states there is a fast-moving fire closing the highway, “Due to a large grass fire which has jumped the highway, Highway 166, east of Chetopa, is being closed as firefighters continue to try to control the blaze. Reminder- there is still a current burn ban in Cherokee County.”
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