FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2019
SUBJECT: Structure Fire 115 S McCoy
CONTACT: Keith Stammer, Public Information Officer
On Friday, 15 February 2019, at 1:26 AM the Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire with smoke showing at 115 S. McCoy St. The fire was found by a Joplin Police Department Officer while on normal patrol. The officer awakened the sleeping residents and helped them evacuate. The first fire crew arrived on scene at 1:30 AM to find smoke and flames showing from the interior of a one-story wood framed structure. Crews extinguished the fire and overhauled the scene. Fire crews remained on scene until 3:30 AM.
There were no injuries to firefighting crews or civilians. The Red Cross was contacted for aid to the 7 residents of the house.
The Joplin Fire Department responded with 6 units and 18 personnel and was assisted by the Joplin Police Department and METS Ambulance Service.
The cause of fire was ruled accidental.
For more information, contact the Joplin Fire Department at 623-0403 or 624-0820.