FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2017
SUBJECT: Structure Fire at 403 S. Club
CONTACT: James Furgerson, Fire Chief, Joplin Fire Department
The Joplin Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 403 S. Club. The call came in at 12:55 PM and the first fire crews arrived on scene at 1:00 PM, and found a single story residential structure with fire on the front porch and southwest corner of the structure. Fire crews were quickly able to extinguish the flames and confine them to the exterior of the structure. The occupant of the home was able to escape without injuries. The fire was brought under control by 1:10 PM and out at 1:15 PM.
There were no injuries to civilians or firefighting crews.
The fire department responded with 8 apparatus and 18 personnel.
The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental in nature due to improperly discarded smoking materials.
For more information, contact the Joplin Fire Department at 623-0403 or 624-0820 ext 1300.