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Posted on: September 30, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Structure Fire 3518 Silvercreek Dr

For Immediate Release
September 30, 2014
Joplin Fire Department
Structure Fire, 3318 Silvercreek Dr., Joplin, Mo.
The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 3518 Silvercreek Drive, Joplin, at 1:54 PM on Tuesday, 30 September, 2014. Fire crews arrived on the scene at 2:01 PM to find a wood framed residential dwelling fully engulfed by flame and smoke. A second alarm was immediately requested. Crews established a defensive perimeter to protect the nearby houses and then proceeded to extinguish the house fire.
The lone occupant and owner, Mr. Don Borusheski, was reportedly outside of the structure at the time of the discovery of the fire. Crews remain on scene at this time.
5 Fire units and 19 Firefighters responded to the scene, as well as JPD and NCAD. Mr. Borusheski was transported by Newton County Ambulance for smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Keith Stammer
Public Information Officer
Joplin Fire Department

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