Double Fatal Joplin Fire On Utica Avenue 1/12/11

Two four state residents die in an early morning house fire.

Just before 2:40 this morning the Joplin Fire Department responded to a house fire at 2301 Utica avenue.?

When they arrived fire fighters found heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the home.

It took crews almost thirty minutes to get the blaze under control.

Two of the residents were not able to make it out in time.

They were both?pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

Firefighters are continuing to investigate the cause of this fire along with Joplin Police.?

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