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Posted on: August 18, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Electrical Fire 1102 W 32nd Street

For Immediate Release
August 18, 2016
Joplin Fire Department
Electrical Fire, 1102 W 32nd Street, Joplin, MO. – Freeman Hospital
The Joplin Fire Department responded to a commercial fire alarm, 1102 W 32nd St, at 2:02 AM, Thursday, 18 August. Crews arrived on scene at 2:07 AM to find heavy smoke in the Medical 3 elevator control room. Freeman personnel had already removed nearby patients and extinguished the fire prior to JFD’s arrival. JFD crews assisted Freeman maintenance personnel in extricating two individuals from an elevator, then returned to work on getting the smoke cleared out. Crews remained on scene until 3:08 AM.
No injuries were reported to either fire personnel or bystanders. 5 Joplin Fire units and 14 Joplin Fire personnel responded, as well as JPD and METS.
The cause of the fire was determined to be electrical in nature.
Keith Stammer
Public Information Officer
Joplin Fire Department

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