FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2016
SUBJECT: Structure Fire at 215 N. Sergeant
- CONTACT: James Furgerson, Fire Chief, Joplin Fire Department
- The Joplin Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 215 N. Sergeant on Thursday, 01 December, at 5:01 PM. The first crew arrived at 5:06 PM and found a two-story multi family dwelling (Adele Apartments) with heavy smoke and fire coming from the second story. Fire crews made a quick attack on the fire and were able to confine the fire to the apartment of origin. The fire was brought under control at 5:22 PM and completely extinguished by 6:06 PM. Crews did primary and secondary searches of the apartment complex and found all residents were accounted for.
- There were no injuries to civilians or firefighting crews.
- The fire department responded with 7 apparatus and 20 personnel and was assisted by the Joplin Police Department and METS Ambulance Service.
- The fire was investigated by the Joplin Fire Marshall. The cause of fire was determined to be combustibles left near an unattended stove.
For more information, contact the Joplin Fire Department at 623-0403 or 624-0820 ext. 1300.