Two alarm fire closes east 32nd St as Joplin Fire Dept fight working fire with heavy smoke

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Joplin Fire Department responded to initial call for smoke showing at this office strip in the 2100 bk east 32nd around 5:30 PM.  It houses Mayberry Construction, the Home Builders Association and Raymond James Financial Services. 

“Single story structure, ordinary construction we have heavy smoke showing, be advised we are shutting down 32nd street, we need to make sure PD is on the way. Second alarm, working fire…”                                   ~ #JLNp25digitaltrunking scanner @joplinfire communication

Shortly after arrival a second alarm was called as well as mutual aid request of Redings Mill Fire District who responded from station one in Redings Mill.  

Joplin Police Department assisted in closing down 32nd street in both directions along with MODOT Southwest Missouri Emergency Response.  Hoses from hydrants were needed from the north side of 32nd street that were stretched completely across the roadway.  

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The cause of the fire has yet to be released by the Joplin Fire Department.  They were on the scene tonight till nearly 9:00 PM.

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