FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2018
SUBJECT: Structure Fire 7502 E 26th Street, Hampshire Pet Foods
CONTACT: Keith Stammer, Public Information Officer
On Tuesday, 24 July, 2018, at approximately 1:50 AM the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a fire on the roof of a building at 7502 E 26th Street. The first crew arrived on scene at 1:57 AM. Upon investigation it was found that the fire was in a large oven used to bake dog biscuits. Crews extinguished the fire and overhauled the scene. Fire crews remained on scene until 3:33 AM.
There were no injuries to firefighting crews or civilians.
The Joplin Fire Department responded with 7 units and 18 personnel and was assisted by the Joplin Police Department and METS Ambulance Service.
The cause of fire was due to a malfunction in the oven. An estimated 4,000 pounds of dog biscuits were in the oven at the time of fire.
For more information, contact the Joplin Fire Department at 623-0403 or 624-0820.