Fire investigation in Kelsey Norman Neighborhood

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Burglary and Arson investigation is underway, authorities releasing new information since our live! video

UPDATE: On November 5th, 2019 at approximately 9:50 A.M. officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to 2605 S. New Hampshire Ave in reference to a structure fire.

After the fire was extinguished the Joplin Fire Department Fire Investigator and members of the Joplin Police Department investigations bureau have opened an arson investigation into the fire.

Members of the Joplin Police Department investigations bureau are also conducting a burglary investigation into the incident.

If you have any information about this investigation or observed suspicious activity in the area you are asked to contact Sgt. Wolf at 417-623-3131 x881 or at

The Red Cross responded to assist the family, 2 adults and 2 children, with immediate needs.

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9:52 AM Joplin Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 2605 South New Hampshire.

The fire was reported by a passerby who stated they saw smoke coming out of the vents in the residence.

JFD called second alarm about 10:05 AM.

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Fire was out quickly. However due to an investigation police and fire will be present for an unknown amount of time.

Joplin Fire Chief Jim Furgerson tell us on the scene it was a small fire. But their fire investigator had already been summoned to look into the cause of the fire.

Also present were Joplin Police and Joplin Police detectives.  Which was not a normal occurance.

Chief Furgerson told us he will let us know when they have more detailed information.  Additionally he said, ‘No one was home, and no one was injured.’ 

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