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Posted on: June 19, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Tractor Trailer Fire, 4240 S. Highway 43, Joplin, Mo.

For Immediate Release
June 19, 2014
Joplin Fire Department
Tractor Trailer fire, 4240 S. Highway 43, Joplin, Mo.
The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported Tractor Trailer on fire at Petro Travel center, 4240 S. 43 Highway at 10:25 am Thursday June 19, 2014. Fire crews arrived on the scene at 10:35 am to find heavy fire and smoke conditions from the Tractor with flames impinging on the trailer of the unit. The Fire also involved the diesel fuel tanks of the unit.
The fire was declared under control at 10:45 am. Fire damage the Tractor trailer unit was significant. Smoke from the fire was visible for several miles away.
The Tractor trailer owner is Guru Motors in Victorville, CA.
The driver of the unit, Binder Grewal, was in the Petro facility at the time of the fire and was located uninjured. There were no injuries to fire personnel. 3 Joplin Fire units and 9 Joplin Fire personnel responded.
The cause of the fire is currently being investigated.

Mitch Randles
Fire Chief
Joplin Fire Department

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