Firefighters quick work save main house from burning

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — About 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, December 10, 2022, reports of a structure fire at 410 W Walnut alerted Carl Junction E-911.

Carl Junction Fire, METS ambulance and Carl Junction Police responded.

First report on scene state the garage was fully involved and there were booms coming from the structure.

Walnut was closed to all traffic as hoses ran across the roadway.

No one was injured in the fire, or fighting the fire

Neighbors tell us there were loud booms heard as the garage was burning. Source is unknown. There was a vehicle consumed by the fire. Many times tires deflating create a boom effect.  Also propane tanks on BBQ grills can be a culprit.

410 W Walnut in Carl Junction. Google Street View, date unknown. Detached garage noted in image burned.

CJ Fire worked quickly to control the fire from spreading to the main residence, just feet away. The heat of the flames melted siding from the east side of the home.

CJ Police investigators arrived shortly after 10:15 p.m.

Chief Joe Perkins of Carl Junction Fire requested assistance from the State Fire Marshals office. On scene investigation continued until about 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

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Duplex burns in Carl Junction, frigid high winds

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — About 1:40 p.m. Friday reports along Fir Road in Carl Junction of a residential structure fire alerted CJFIRE Dept.

Carl Junction Fire, METS ambulance and Carl Junction Police responded.

1008 and 1010 Southgate Circle, two large 3-bed, 2-bath, 2-car garage dwellings.

31° currently and the wind chill makes it feel like 19°.

Almost before CJ Fire arrived mutual aid was requested of Joplin Fire and Webb City Fire.

The large duplex is located on Southgate Circle which runs parallel to Fir Road on the southern edge of the Briarbrook Neighborhood.

Red Cross has been requested to respond to assist the families involved.

Carl Junction Fire Chief Joe Perkins has requested assistance from the Missouri State Fire Marshal for investigation.

One firefighter was treated on the scene for an unknown issue.

KOAM’s Shannon Becker is on the scene. Watch for updates.

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Large grass fire visible for miles, SW of Joplin

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – Smoke was visible for miles south of Joplin near Loma Linda as Redings Mill responded to a fast-moving grassfire just after 4:40 p.m. Monday.

It was estimated to be about 20 acres by Redings Mill Fire Command on arrival.  However they requested mutual aid quickly from the following agencies:

  • Seneca Rural Fire
  • Seneca City Fire
  • Wyandotte Fire
  • Quapaw Nation Fire
  • Galena Fire
  • Joplin Fire
  • Carl Junction Fire
  • others unknown

Observers began alerting us with photos saying the fire was moving fast.  Fire apparatus are reporting to Douglas Fir and Bison Road west of Hwy 43.  Avoid the area to lessen traffic congestion.

Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies have been requested to assist with traffic congestion.

Newton County Ambulance is responding with a canteen units to assist firefighters as a relief station.

No structures were burned.

No reported injuries.

Fire was under control in about an hour.

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Rear-ended at highway speed, car is smashed as pickup overturns

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – About 6:15 a.m. reports of a two-vehicle crash at 7th and Central City, west of Joplin alerted Jasper County E-911.

Carl Junction Fire Dept, Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies and METS ambulance responded.  Missouri State Highway Patrol and MoDOT Emergency Response were notified.

On the scene Tpr J.D. Fischer of Troop D tells us both vehicles were traveling westbound on 7th.  The passenger car slowed to turn north onto Central City Road and was rear-ended at highway speed by the pickup truck, which then overturned.  The crash came to rest northwest of the intersection taking down a southbound stop sign.

Tpr Fischer tells us no one required transport to a hospital.

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Two people in the passenger car and one driver in the pickup.  All three people involved were wearing seat belts.

H&H Wrecker and Chuck’s Towing both removed the vehicles from the crash scene.

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Box truck rolls in crash on North Main

AIRPORT DRIVE, Mo. — About 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon reports of a two vehicle crash in the 5200 block of North Main alerted Jasper County E911.

Carl Junction Fire Department, Jasper County Deputies, and METS ambulance responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

On scene we learn two vehicles collided on the roadway, a box truck, overturned in the west ditch with a passenger car next to it. 

Everyone involved declined transport to hospital.

Troopers on scene told us a northbound Kia passenger car attempted to turn left into a business. While a box truck was traveling south in the inside lane.

Cottrill’s Towing set the box truck upright and removed both vehicles and debris from the scene.

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