The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

January 14, 2014

Fire set in vacant Joplin house

A fire early today that caused minor smoke and water damage to a vacant house at 1906 W. Fourth St. is being treated as a case of arson, according to the Joplin Fire Department.

Firefighters called to the address at 2:48 a.m. found light smoke coming from the roof of the single-story house. The fire was extinguished and the smoke cleared from inside.

The house was unoccupied and had no gas or electric service turned on, according to Keith Stammer, public information officer for the Fire Department. The fire was determined to be incendiary in nature, he said. No injuries were reported.

Information on ownership of the house was not yet available through the Fire Department.

 

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