Commercial structure fire brings Joplin and Duenweg fire depts together

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JOPLIN, Mo. – About 6:40 p.m. Friday evening reports of workers evacuating a building with active fire alerted the Jasper County Emergency 911. The commercial structure located in the 3600 block east 25th in Joplin.

Joplin Fire Dept and Duenweg Fire Dept were both notified since the property is close to jurisdictional lines. Liberty Utilities responded. Joplin Police Dept secured the area for firefighters and running of hoses. METS ambulance responded as standby on site.

IMAGE REVEALS WHAT WAS ON FIRE INSIDE THE BUILDING. FIRE CREWS REMAINED ON THE SCENE UNTIL NEARLY MIDNIGHT. CHRIS ZUMWALT/MIDWEST EMERGENCY PHOTOGRAPHY

Witnesses who were not inside the building tell us only smoke was visible, there were no flames seen outside the building. The fire which produced the smoke came from machines and items burning inside the facility, Fiberlite Technologies, 3605 East 25th, Joplin, Mo.

There are no reported injuries to firefighters or workers who had exited the structure.

7:58 p.m. fire was declared under control. Then 8:08 p.m. fire was declared out. Joplin Fire continued to stay on the scene working on hot spots and “mop up” until 11:15 p.m.

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