FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 08, 2021
SUBJECT: Structure Fire, 1502 S Bird
CONTACT: James Furgerson, Fire Chief
On Friday, 08 January 2021, at 3:13 AM, the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 1502 S Bird. The first crew arrived at 3:19 AM to find a one-story wood framed structure with heavy smoke and flame showing. The house was unoccupied and unlocked when crews arrived. Crews attacked the fire, extinguished it, and then checked for any fire extension. Crews remained on scene until 5:36 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 firefighting personnel.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
For more information, contact the Joplin Fire Department at 623-0403 or 624-0820, ext. 1300.