Flames light up the Joplin sky from large 2-story house fire

JOPLIN, Mo. — Just before 5:30 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2022, fire reported at 832 S Pennsylvania alerting Joplin E-911.

Joplin Police, Joplin Fire and METS ambulance responded.

Joplin Fire sounded a second alarm as flames and thick black smoke were visible from an active fire. Tipsters tell us they could see fire and smoke visible in the morning sky near 26th and Pennsylvania nearly two miles to the south.

This residence is on the NW corner of 9th and Pennsylvania. 2-story wood-framed structure with an attic that harbored flames. Even with Ladder 1 and another water cannon on Engine 2 the structure became fully involved within 30 minutes.

One person of the residence was injured exiting the home.  He was transported to an area hospital.  There is no update on his condition at this time.

Shortly before 8 a.m. Joplin Public works responded to assist Joplin Fire in taking down portions of the home to expose hidden fire and hot spots within the structure.

After taking down portions they then continue to soak the areas with water. This also helps to avoid rekindle fires in the coming hours and days.

Fire was declared out at 10:11 a.m.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.  The Joplin Fire Marshal is investigating.

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