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JFD responds to structure fire early Monday morning

The Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 12:08 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11 at 1726 S Kentucky Ave.

The first crew arrived at 12:14 AM to find a two-story wood framed, multi-apartment structure with smoke and flames coming from the roof.  Crews attacked the fire, extinguished it, and then checked for any fire extension.

Crews remained on scene until 1:43 AM.

The Joplin Fire Department responded with 6 units and 17 personnel. The Fire Department was assisted by METS Ambulance Service and the Joplin Police Department. There were no injuries to civilians or fire personnel.

The cause of the fire was ruled electrical in nature.

For more information, contact the Joplin Fire Department at 623-0403 or 624-0820, ext. 1300.

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