The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

August 30, 2012

Firefighters battling large grass fire west of Joplin

From staff reports

JOPLIN, Mo. — Firefighters are now at the scene of a large grass fire this afternoon west of Joplin at the former Route 66 Speedway near 13th Street and Black Cat Road

Bill Dunn, Carl Junction fire chief, said that the fire had spread to tires at the scene.