FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2018
SUBJECT: Structure Fire 812 E 7th Street
CONTACT: Keith Stammer, Public Information Officer
On Saturday, 15 December 2018, at 5:00 PM the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire with flames showing at 812 East 7th Street. The first crew arrived on scene at 5:05 PM to find smoke and flames showing from the interior of the house. Crews found flames coming from a central interior wall as well as fire extending into the attic. Crews extinguished the fire and overhauled the scene. Fire crews remained on scene until 6:45 PM.
There were no injuries to firefighting crews. One civilian was checked by METS for smoke inhalation but was not transported.
The Joplin Fire Department responded with 6 units and 17 personnel and was assisted by the Joplin Police Department and METS Ambulance Service.
The cause of fire was investigated and found to be electrical, unintentional.
For more information, contact the Joplin Fire Department at 623-0403 or 624-0820.