Thursday, May 24, 2018

Joplin Fire Department extinguishes arson fire at 1015 South St. Louis

(From the Joplin Fire Department)

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at approximately 9:51pm, Ladder 1A, Rescue 3A, Ladder 5A, Engine 4A, Battalion 1A, and Engine 2A on second alarm responded to a report of a structure fire at 1015 S. St. Louis, Apt #4. 

First arriving crews found a two-story wood frame multi-residential structure with heavy fire coming from an apartment on the first floor. 

Crews made an interior attack and extinguished the fire. Damage was confined to the apartment and the overhanging second story porch/balcony. The fire was brought under control in 20 minutes and was completely extinguished by 10:30 pm.

While fire crews were investigating the cause, a person of interest admitted to the Joplin Police Department that he had intentionally set the fire and is currently in custody at the Joplin City Jail.

Assistance was provided by the Red Cross, Joplin Police Department, and Metro Emergency Transport System.

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