8 vehicles burn, including semi car hauler I-49 near Lamar, Mo.

Lamar Fire Dept state, “Upon arrival the semi and its load were engulfed in flames. It took about a hour to extinguish.”
Burned semi

BARTON COUNTY, Mo. — Sunday morning about 8:30 a.m. Lamar Fire Dept responded to I-49 near 83 mile marker to a vehicle fire.

Reported as a semi on fire hauling cars.

Upon arrival the semi and its load were engulfed in flames. It took about a hour to extinguish plus about another hour to find and extinguish any hot spots.” — Lamar Fire Dept

The driver was not injured. There were no reports of firefighter injuries.

Lamar Fire expressed appreciation to mutual aid depts, Sheldon Fire and Milo Fire.

We will update information here as more is available from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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