On July 24 just before 10 a.m., Joplin, MO, and Carl Junction, MO, fire departments were called to Tim’s Body & Glass for a fire. Officials say an employee was doing some welding work on a car when the fire started. A worker at an auto dealership next door saw smoke coming from the shop and immediately ran over to help.
“I ran in, told my boss, we grabbed some fire extinguishers. Ran next door, when we got over there a Denali was like engulfed in flames,” said Gerald Parker, who helped put out the fire.
After getting the fire mostly controlled, Parker towed the car out of the shop to prevent further damage to the building. Two employees were treated on scene for minor burns.