JOPLIN, MO – Emergency crews responded to a fire in a residential neighborhood this morning in Joplin.

Around 11:30 a.m. (5/8), authorities were alerted to a possible structure fire at 819 South Jackson Avenue.

When the Joplin Fire Department arrived, crews said the two story vacant structure was fully engulfed.

Flames quickly swept through this entire structure in Joplin, MO before fire crews could begin fighting the blaze.

“From that point forward we began our operations. We had a successful knockdown, but it happened very rapidly. However, our crews worked very hard and right now we have the incident mitigated. South Jackson Avenue will be closed for a few more minutes as we continue to overhaul and investigate the fire. Then, of course, we’ll release more information as it becomes available.”

Battalion Chief, Dustin Lunow, Joplin Fire Department

A vacant residential structure on South Jackson Avenue in Joplin, MO was fully engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived on scene.

The fire was extinguished around 1:00 p.m. this afternoon and no injuries were reported.

The task of discovering what caused today’s fire falls on the Joplin Fire Marshal, Dale Brooks who’s currently investigating the incident.

The Joplin Fire Department, Joplin Police Department and METS Ambulance all responded to the scene.