Home on South Bird under remodel burns

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Second fire of Saturday evening; joplin Fire Department then requested mutual aid of Redings Mill Fire District and Webb City Fire Department to help cover the city

JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin Fire Department was already fighting an active structure fire in the 800 block of south McKinley when they were dispatched to another fire.

9:50 PM reported structure fire at 2112 South Bird for smoke and flames showing at a residence. No one was inside the structure currently under remodel.

Immediately Joplin Fire requested mutual aid of Redings Mill and Webb City help to cover the city while Joplin worked the two active structure fires.

We would learn on the scene in the 2100 block of South Bird it was a home currently under remodel: new windows, new roof, being given a new life. However smoke was billowing from the roofline and eaves meaning there was fire beneath where one couldn’t see.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time of publication. We will update with information from the Joplin Fire Department as soon as information is available.

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