FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2017
SUBJECT: Structure Fire at 227 N Cox
- CONTACT: Keith Stammer, Joplin Fire Department
The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 227 N Cox, on Tuesday, 18 April, at 3:59 AM. The first crew arrived at 4:03 AM. On arrival fire personnel found a fully involved fire in the carport area with a propane bottle venting and on fire, with the fire burning into the house itself along the carport wall. Crews extinguished the fire and remained on scene until 6:03 AM.
- There were no injuries to civilians or firefighting crews. The lone occupant had escaped the house by the time units arrived. Firefighters rescued a dog from within the house. The house is owned by Robert Riggs.
- The Fire Department responded with 5 apparatus and 14 personnel and was assisted by the Joplin Police Department and METS Ambulance Service.
- The fire remains under investigation by the Fire Marshal.
For more information, contact the Joplin Fire Department at 623-0403 or 624-0820 ext. 1300.
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