RV camper burns, woman suffers critical injuries, rushed to Springfield burn unit

Carl Junction Fire Chief Joe Perkins tells us they have summoned the Mo. State Fire Marshal to assist with investigation

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Just before noon Saturday Jasper County Emergency 911 were alerted to reports of heavy black smoke in the 1500 block of W Zora.

Carl Junction Fire, Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies, and METS responded emergency. MODOT Emergency Response assisted.

Chief Joe Perkins of Carl Junction Fire tells us on scene it was an RV camper that burned. It was being used as a residence.

He says an adult female was severely burned. She was transported directly by ambulance to a Springfield burn unit with critical injuries.

The fire was so intense a large area is burned and one must look closely to determine it actually was an RV camper.

Chief Perkins tells us they have summoned the Missouri State Fire Marshal to assist with investigation, which is protocol in a fire where someone is injured.

This is a developing story. Stay with KOAM New Now, Joplin News First as we continue to learn more.