Carthage Fire and Duenweg Fire halt grass fire before reaching structures

High winds carried the fire quickly to the north. Fire spread as neighbor was burning manure.
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Carthage Fire assisted by Duenweg Fire Dept in a grass fire on August 1, 2022.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – About 11:30 a.m. Monday reports of a fast moving grass fire near County Road 110 and Cedar Road alerted Jasper County E911.

Carthage Fire Dept and Mercy Carthage Ambulance responded. Duenweg Fire responded as mutual aid.

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Wind gusts from the south at 20-30 mph pushed the fire to the north quickly.

Even though the area experienced some rain this weekend it still is dry and fire can spread quickly, especially in these winds.

Carthage Fire tell us the neighbor to the south was burning some manure and the fire spread to the field.

Three homes were threatened. However the two departments working together controlled the fire.  Crews remained on scene till after 1 p.m. making sure fence rows were extinguished.

There is not a burn ban in Jasper County however outside burning is not recommended. Each fire department and district set their own standards according to daily conditions.

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