The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

February 13, 2013

Fire damages Carthage home; extension cord cited

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A malfunctioning extension cord caused a bedroom fire at 11:02 p.m. Tuesday in a house on Old 66 Boulevard, said Carthage fire Chief Chris Thompson.

Thompson said damage was confined to the one room of the house. There were no injuries.

The Fire Department was on the scene for about an hour.

The name of the owner wasn’t available.