Carl Junction Fire Dept experience busy two days

Chief Joe Perkins tells us details on two unrelated outside fires in their district, one spread to a structure.
Carl Junction Fire battle barn fire on Hawthorne Road Thursday evening. The barn was a total loss. INSET, Friday morning an unrelated fire on Eaglewood Drive. Huge black plume was railroad ties and tires Chief Perkins tells us. August 11 & 12, 2022.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — The Carl Junction Fire Dept keep very busy as a 24-hour dept. Not only do they respond to fire calls, but also firefighters are EMS First-Responders.

Thursday and Friday we report on two unrelated fires their department worked.

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Thursday afternoon reports of a grassfire on private property near 25000 block of Hawthorne Road directly east of Carl Junction city limits. Chief Joe Perkins tells us they responded to extinguish a grassfire that spread from a burn barrel.

Crews remained on the scene making sure the fire would not rekindle.

About two hours later a call to the same address to reports the 30 x 30 sheet metal barn was fully engulfed in fire.

It took about an hour to extinguish that blaze. The sheet metal covered wood-frame building had a dirt floor. The cause is under investigation.


Outside fire

Carl Junction Fire have responded Friday to private property east of Home Pro on Eaglewood Drive. Image from KOAM Joplin Tower Camera. Chief Joe Perkins of CJFD told us it’s discarded railroad tied and tires burning. CJ Fire are investigating. The fire was out in about an hour.

Friday about 11:30 a.m. Carl Junction Fire responded to reports of an outside fire in the 500 block of Eaglewood Drive just north of Joplin.


Screenshot of map where outside fire was located Friday, August 12, 2022. (37.1223786, -94.5062771)

Chief Joe Perkins says the fire was a large pile of railroad ties and discarded tires.

“We scattered the pile and then put about 4,000 gallons of water on it all,” Chief tells us with that much information water it’s most-likely not to rekindle.

They are investigating the cause of the fire.

Due to the amount of waste from the fire he said they have contacted DNR to launch an investigation.

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