I-44 slow-down as pickup burns at Fidelity, Mo.

Traffic was backed up about two miles at one point westbound I-44
KOAM
Courtesy Tanner Grimes.

FIDELTIY, Mo. – About 9:30 a.m. Thursday reports of a vehicle fire along I-44 west near 17 mile marker alerted Jasper County E-911.

Carthage Fire Dept, Jasper County Deputies responded. MoDOT Emergency Response and Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

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Screenshot of location near 17 mm I-44 west during event.

The pickup was fully engulfed after a short time and reports that everyone was out safely from the vehicle.

Our Joplin News First friend Tanner Grimes captured photos.

Expect delays as clean up continues just west of the Fidelity cloverleaf with I-44 and US-59.

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