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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Medical Call, La Quinta Inn




May 31, 2018

SUBJECT:      Medical Call              

CONTACT:    Keith Stammer, Joplin Fire Department Public Information Officer

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, at approximately 1:07 PM the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a strong natural gas odor coming from the fitness center of the La Quinta Inn, 3320 S South Rangeline Road. The crew arrived on scene at 1:11 PM and detected high levels of Carbon Monoxide in the area around the pool/fitness center.  The source was isolated to a pool heating element. MGE secured the heating element. Three people were treated on scene and released. Units remained on scene until 2:27 PM

The Joplin Fire Department responded with 2 units and 5 personnel and were assisted by the Joplin Police Department and METS Ambulance Service and MGE.

For any additional information, please contact the La Quinta Inn.


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