The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

July 20, 2012

Woman suffers injuries in fire in house in Joplin

A woman was taken to a Joplin hospital with injuries from a house fire Friday morning in the 700 block of South Empire Avenue in Joplin.

The Joplin Fire Department responded to a 6:57 a.m. report of smoke in an upstairs bedroom of a two-story home rented by Theo Catlin. Keith Stammer, public information officer for the Fire Department, said eight family members were in the house at the time, but just one was injured.

The fire was brought under control at 7:26 a.m. and fire damage was limited to a box fan and mattress in the bedroom, Stammer said. There was smoke damage throughout the house, he said. Firefighters remained on the scene another two hours and the American Red Cross was called in to assist the family.

The owner of the house was listed as Bob Baldwin.

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