Duenweg Fire requests State Fire Marshal for investigation; Popular automotive business catches fire on Route 66 in Joplin; Seven area fire departments assist DVFD

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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Sunday morning at 11:11 AM Jasper County Emergency Communications were alerted to reports of black smoke from a building at 4882 East 7th/US-66, Green Flag Automotive/The Dent Shop.

Eyewitnesses telling us rolling black smoke and huge flames coming from the roof of the building.

Duenweg Fire Department were dispatched and mutual aid requested of Webb City Fire, Redings Mill Fire District and Joplin Fire Department. Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies and Duenweg Police Department responded.

TRAFFIC 🚨 ALERT: East 7th/US-66 blocked on the west side at Garden Grove. Blocked on the east side at Kenser Road.

Shortly after 11:30 AM Joplin Fire Ladder 5 arrived, however there was a pressure issue at the rural hydrants so additional departments were requested for tanker support. Tanker support: Carthage Fire Department, Diamond Fire Protection District, Carterville Fire Department and Oronogo Fire Department.

METS ambulance remained on stand by in case of emergency however there were no reported injuries.

Fire was declared under control at 3:00 PM and was declared out at 3:50 PM.

Duenweg Fire Department requested investigation assistance of the State Fire Marshal, which is routine protocol. State Fire Marshal arrived on the scene at 1:45 PM. This is a developing story we will continue to update here on our news tab at FSHP. Click here to save our page as a bookmark on your phone or digital device.

Duenweg Fire Department requested investigation assistance of the State Fire Marshal, which is routine protocol. Arriving to the scene at 1:45 PM.

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