For Immediate Release
May 13, 2013
Joplin Fire Department
Structure Fire, 2211 E Carolina Ave., Joplin, Mo.
The Joplin Fire Department responded to an initial report of a medical call at 2211 E Carolina Ave. Time of call was 2335 hours Saturday evening, 11 May. Fire crews arrived on the scene at 2340 hours to find a 2 story wood frame residential structure with heavy fire showing out of an attached garage and extending up to the second story. Firefighters extinguished the fire in the garage and then check the second floor, finding some fire in both bedroom walls. Any remaining fire was extinguished and a fan was used to eject the smoke. Crews remained on scene until 0156 hours Sunday morning.
5 Joplin Fire units and 19 Joplin Fire personnel responded, along with the JPD, and METS. There were no injuries on the scene.
The home owner, Scoot McClure, states that he had been burning yard debris and placed the ashes into a plastic bag and then put them in the garage. Investigation shows that the fire appeared to have started in the garage near the east wall where the ashes had been placed.