Structure fire visible for miles, near 3800 bl South Main, Joplin

Joplin News First

127 West 38th Street is the address for this residence. Authorities tell us it has not been occupied since at least 2015.

UPDATE: Residence not occupied since 2015. 127 West 38th according to authorities. No reported injuries to firefighters.

Joplin Public Works brought an excavator to move debris due to the house being built creatively. Fire and hot spots were trapped within floors and walls.

Fire was declared out at 1:05 PM.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Joplin Fire Marshal.


JOPLIN, Mo. — About 10:15 AM Joplin Emergency Comm. began receiving alerts regarding a structure fire, near 3800-4000 south Main, according to maps it sits about Joplin Ave where a traditional road does not run, but plotted on maps.

Joplin Fire, METS, Joplin Police responded. Mutual aid was requested of Redings Mill Fire Department.

Structure was fully involved as Fire Departments arrived. Tanker trucks were used at first while a long line was run.

Numerous people all over town could see the thick black smoke.

Large image is Google Maps showing the drive that goes up and around the edge of the property. INSET shows property lines and plot lines to the property and plotted roads that were not built. There is a large valley between this property and West 36th Street.

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