NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Just after 9:30 p.m. Newton County Central Dispatch were alerted to reports of a structure fire with smoke and flames visible on Old Ritchey Road, west of Ritchey, Missouri.
Granby Fire Dept. responded and Newton County Ambulance with assistance from East Newton Fire, Diamond and Neosho Fire Protection District.
No one was in the residence the reporting party relayed.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. There was no update as of the initial printing of this article.
One firefighter was transported by Newton County Ambulance to a Joplin Hospital who was experiencing a medical issue.
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