The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

November 28, 2012

Fire destroys vacant home; probe continues

The cause of a fire that destroyed a vacant house in Joplin on Tuesday night remains under investigation by the city fire marshal.

Firefighters responded at 10:03 p.m. to a report of a fire in the 500 block of West 12th Street, and found fire and smoke coming from the rear of a small, single-story house.

Keith Stammer, public information officer for the Joplin Fire Department, said the fire, which was declared under control by 10:40 p.m., severely damaged the house. No injuries were reported, he said.

Utilities were shut off to the house, and the cause of the fire remains undetermined, Stammer said.

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