Twelve people were displaced after a house fire caused extensive damage to their home in Joplin.
Read the full press release below:
On Thursday, 15 November 2018, at 3:40 AM, Joplin Ladder 1B, Rescue 3B, Engine 4B, Engine 2B, Battalion 1B and Ladder 5B on second alarm responded to a report of a fire alarm at 1832 S. Sergeant. While en route to the call, the caller reported smoke was coming from the outlets upgrading it to a structure fire response. Crews arrived to find smoke and fire coming from the attic. An interior attack was attempted, but due to advancing fire conditions the crew was forced to back out of the house and establish a defensive perimeter.
There were no injuries to fire crews or civilians. The fire caused extensive damage and resulted in the displacement of six adults and six children (ages 9 months to 9 years). JFD was assisted by Joplin Police Department and Metro Emergency Transport System.
The cause of the fire was investigated by the Joplin Fire Department Fire Marshal and determined to be electrical in nature.
(photo courtesy of Joplin Fire Department)