The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

April 4, 2014

No injuries reported from attic fire

— The Joplin Fire Department responded at 12:44 a.m. today to a smoldering fire in the attic of a home in the 1000 block South Connor Avenue.

A passing Joplin police officer noticed smoke coming from the house and awakened the occupants, who got out before firefighters arrived on the scene. The smoke was traced to insulation smoldering in the attic.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control by 1:29 a.m. No injuries were reported. Keith Stammer, public information officer for the Fire Department, said the fire is believed to have been caused by faulty electrical wiring.

The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the occupants of the home whose names were not available yet this morning. Janet Russell is listed as the owner of the property.


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