The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

April 5, 2014

Police officer spots smoke, alerts sleeping residents

A passing Joplin police officer spotted smoke shortly after midnight Thursday and awakened the sleeping residents of a home in the 1000 block of South Connor Avenue, according to Joplin authorities.

Firefighters responded at 12:44 a.m. Friday to a smoldering fire in the attic of the home.

The occupants got out before firefighters arrived on the scene and no injuries were cited. The smoke was traced to insulation smoldering in the attic.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control by 1:29 a.m. Keith Stammer, public information officer for the Fire Department, said the fire is believed to have been caused by electrical wiring.

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

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