Webb City apartment fire being classified as undetermined - KOAM TV 7

Webb City apartment fire being classified as undetermined

Updated July 22 at 4:00 PM CST:  Webb City authorities have completed the investigation into what caused an apartment fire, saying it's being classified as undetermined.

Saturday evening fire crews arrived and found the two story apartment filled with smoke and flames coming from the roof.  Nobody was hurt but the fire destroyed the building and left six apartment dwellers homeless.

All of the families and individuals in the apartments are getting temporary housing help in motels from the Red Cross along with food and clothing.


Updated July 21 at 5:38 PM CST:  Missouri State Fire Marshal's are still working to determine a cause of a fire that left six apartments destroyed Saturday night. Today residents of those apartments were left cleaning up what they could find.

Fire crews from multiple departments across Jasper County were called to the blaze, where crews remained on scene overnight to extinguish remaining hot spots, and residents were left cleaning up what remained. 

Webb City fire chief says the biggest challenged they faced was the manpower needed to fight the blaze.

"We had area departments come in - Ornogo, Duneweg, Carterville, Joplin along with others like METS, and the American Red Cross, and of course our P. D. and even our public works because we had a little bit of a water supply issue," Webb City Fire Chief Jackie Clark said. 

The Fire Marshal is continuing to investigate the cause.


Posted July 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM CST:  An apartment complex was burning in Webb City, MO Saturday night, leaving six residents without a home.  Firefighters from multiple departments responded to the two story apartment building, located at 1802 South Oronogo.  It's known as the Maplewood Manor Apartments.  Kids who were skate boarding spotted the blaze and had their mom call 911.  Emergency responders say they are still keeping a close eye on hot spots throughout the building.

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