The Historic Murphysburg Neighborhood is where this home is located. 109 North Byers Ave is about four blocks west of the Downtown Post Office.
Almost midnight and tipsters started messaging the Joplin News First tipline then our digital trunking scanner almost immediately came on, “flames visible in an upper window.”
Friday evening vacant house fire at 109 N Byers listed as Arson, 2nd Degree. We kept the homeowner name private. See these reports as public record, CLICK https://t.co/X6q569JgH1 #joplinnewsfirst #KODEnews #KSNlocalnews pic.twitter.com/wuh5kIeu4o— Joplin News First (@JoplinNewsFirst) May 8, 2019
According to neighbors this home has been vacant for a period of years and transients have been observed. There are no utilities to the structure.
Joplin Fire Department have begun an investigation into the cause of the fire. More details as the become available.
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