JOPLIN, Mo. — Monday evening authorities were alerted to 2102 South Joplin, 7:48 PM, flames and smoke called in by a neighbor. As Joplin Fire Department arrived the radio crackled to life, “be advised we do have fire coming out of the side of the structure.”
The fire was declared out at 9:37 PM. The Fire Marshal arrived to begin an investigation about that same time. Joplin Fire Department remained on the scene for clean-up until about 10:45 PM.
Now Tuesday in a release of information to the public via social media, the Joplin Fire Department state, “The cause of the fire has been ruled incendiary.”
“Engine 4A, Ladder 1A, Rescue 3A, Engine 2A, and Ladder 5A on second alarm, responded to a report of a structure fire at 2102 S. Joplin,” Joplin Fire state the facts of the apparatus and staff involved fighting the fire. Addtional support was provided by METS (Metro Emergency Transport System) and the Joplin Police Department.
Monday evening South Joplin Avenue was blocked more than two hours while Joplin Fire stretched hoses across the roadways. Remember you could get a hefty fine and ticket to appear in court if you run over a fire hose. It could aslo put firefighters in danger with a change in pressure on a hose.
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