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Posted on: January 27, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Structure Fire 530 1/2 S Brownell Ave

For Immediate Release
January 27, 2014
Joplin Fire Department
Structure Fire, 530 ½ S Brownell Ave, Joplin, Mo.
The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported Structure Fire at 530 ½ S Brownell Ave at 4:35 PM, Monday, 27 January, 2014. Fire crews arrived on the scene at 4:38 PM to find a two story wood frame structure with smoke and flame coming from the rear entrance. Crews fought the fire with hand lines and used chain saws to open ventilation holes to access the fire, declaring the fire out at 6:18 PM. There was extensive fire, smoke and water damage throughout the house. Crews remained on scene until 7:58 PM, 27 January.
The house is rented by Emma Bell who was not home at the time. Two adult males who were in the house, and called in the fire, escaped the house as fire crews arrived.
No injuries were reported to either fire personnel or others in the area. 6 Joplin Fire units and 18 Joplin Fire personnel responded as well as JPD and METS. The American Red Cross was called to assist the occupants with overnight accommodations.
The fire is still under investigation at the time of this report.
Keith Stammer
Public Information Officer
Joplin Fire Department

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