FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 07, 2020
SUBJECT: Structure Fire, 2028 S Pearl Ave.
CONTACT: James Furgerson
On Friday, December 04, 2020, at 11:26 PM, the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a fully involved structure fire at 2028 S Pearl Ave. The first crew arrived at 11:32 PM to find a one-story wood framed structure with heavy smoke coming from the attic and front of the residence. Crews attacked the fire, extinguished it and then checked for any fire extension. Crews remained on scene until 0:50 AM, 05 December.
The Joplin Fire Department responded with 6 units and 18 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 ruled as improper use of a candle.
For more information, contact the Joplin Fire Department at 623-0403 or 624-0820, ext. 1300.