For Immediate Release
March 20, 2014
Joplin Fire Department
Structure Fire, 2510 E Rosedale PL, Joplin, Mo.
The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported Grass Fire at 2510 E Rosedale PL, at 1:26 PM, Thursday, 20 March, 2014. Fire crews arrived on the scene at 1:32 PM to find a grass fire in the back yard, which fire was spreading fast and threatening a wood shed, having already ignited two areas of the exterior of the house. Crews extinguished the fire on the exterior of the house, then the grass fire and then checked the shed where they found some smoke. The fire was declared under control at 1:38 PM. Crews remained on scene until 2:40 PM.
No injuries were reported to either fire personnel or others in the area. 2 Joplin Fire units and 4 Joplin Fire personnel responded as well as JPD.
Investigation found that the fire started from a cardboard box full of ashes from the fire place, as well as cigarettes. Due to winds and low humidity the box ignited and the fire spread to the surrounding grass.
The home owner is Scott Eastman.
Public Information Officer