FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2019
SUBJECT: Residential Structure Fire, 603 S. Monroe
CONTACT: James Furgerson, Fire Chief, Joplin Fire Department
On Monday August 26, 2019, the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire at 603 S. Monroe. The firs crew arrived at 12:32 PM to find a one-story single family residence with heavy fire and smoke coming from the back porch. Crews made a transitional attack and then entered the residence to extinguish the fire and overhaul the contents. The building was occupied at the time of the fire. The lone resident was assisted out by a Joplin Police officer who arrived just before the fire department.
There were no utilities at the residence.
The Fire Marshall determined that an overloaded generator was the cause of the fire.
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 firefighting personnel.
The cause of the fire was determined to be electrical due to an overloaded generator.
For more information, contact the Joplin Fire Department at 623-0403 or 624-0820, ext. 1300.