Semi Tractor Trailer on Fire


The semi operator, from Seminole, Oklahoma, was uninjured Joplin Police Department tell Joplin News First

JOPLIN, Mo., — A semi tractor trailer caught on fire travelling through Joplin on Sunday evening.

Video Credit #JLNfriend Jake Jones

A short time before 9:30 PM the Joplin Police Department responded to the vehicle adjacent to the property, 4013 MO-43, Love’s Travel Plaza

Sgt. William Davis says the driver, who is from Seminole, Oklahoma, had some work done on the truck earlier today and it had temporarily lost power while he was driving.

When the driver then attempted to drive into Love’s Travel Stop flames erupted under the hood and led to the truck becoming fully engulfed as Joplin Fire Department arrived.

They requested mutual aid from Redings Mill Fire Department.

The driver escaped with no injuries.

Video was provided by Dustin Lattimer.

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