GALENA, Kan. — Cherokee County Emergency Dispatch were alerted to reports of a structure fire shortly after 11:20 p.m. Tuesday night in the 1100 block of Moeller. 

Galena Fire, Galena Police, and Cherokee County EMS responded.

Neighbors reported seeing smoke and flames from blocks away as crews arrived to the scene. 

Baxter Springs Fire and Columbus Fire Rescue were requested mutual aid and arrived with manpower before midnight. 

Our firefighters were toned out to a structure fire at 11th and Moeller shortly after 11:00 pm last night. Mutual aid departments included Baxter Springs Fire Department and Columbus Ks Fire Rescue. Crews were able to extinguish the blaze, and no injuries were reported.” — Galena Kansas Fire

This was a defensive fire. Meaning firefighters were not able to enter the structure to search for anyone inside. The home was already too far engulfed upon arrival for firefighter safety. 

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available from Galena Fire. This is a Breaking News Story. Stay with Joplin News First as we continue to learn more. Subscribe to our daily newsletter so you don’t miss an article. Click here then check the box next to our name and click subscribe.