The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

July 27, 2012

House in Carthage damaged in fire; no injuries cited



CARTHAGE, Mo. — A fire that might have been started by discarded cigarettes Wednesday afternoon extensively damaged a two-story home in the 700 block of Orner Street in Carthage.

Firefighters, who were on the call from 4 to 8 p.m., said the blaze caused heavy smoke and heat damage throughout the house, and heavy fire damage on the second floor.

No injuries were reported. The names of the occupants were not available Thursday. The Red Cross was assisting the family, firefighters said.

Carthage firefighters were assisted by crews from Carterville and Webb City.

Firefighters deemed the fire accidental and said it was believed that discarded cigarettes might have been the cause.

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