A fire late Monday afternoon likely displaced a family from a home in the 1300 block of Langston Hughes-Broadway in Joplin.
Firefighters at the scene said preliminary indications were that a candle was the likely cause of the fire, and that the occupants, including children, had been able to escape without injury.
Authorities blocked off a section of the street, near High Avenue, while the fire was being extinguished. Further details were not available Monday night.
• The cause of a fire Sunday night that caused extensive damage to a house in the 500 block of South Michigan Avenue remained under investigation Monday.
The Joplin Fire Department responded to a report at 10:10 p.m. and discovered the front door and windows of the home in flames. Firefighters had the blaze put out 16 minutes later, but they remained on the scene until almost 1 a.m. Monday.
No injuries were reported. Josephine Waterford was listed as the owner.
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