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Early Morning Apartment Fire Injures One, And Leaves Building Uninhabitable

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An early morning fire leaves one injured and a two story apartment building uninhabitable, according to the Joplin Fire Department. Fire crews responded to 103 North Wall Street in Joplin around 1:30 Saturday morning.

Crews arrived on scene to find heavy fire and smoke conditions from the front of the building. According to the Fire Department, heavy smoke and fire forced crews to rescue one second story resident using ladders.

The Fire Department says the single family home, has since been converted to four separate apartments, and that all units were home during the time of the fire. One occupant was injured during the fire, and was transported to Freeman Hospital. 

Officials say they were able to gain control of the fire by approximately 2 am, and completely extinguished the fire by 3am. 

The official cause of the fire is still being investigated.

 

 

Press Release: 

ForImmediate Release

November 16, 2013

Joplin FireDepartment

Structure Fire,103 North Wall, Joplin, Mo.

The JoplinFire Department responded to a reported Structure fire at 103 North Wall St at 1:26am Saturday November 16, 2013. Fire crews arrived on the scene at 1:29 am tofind heavy fire and smoke conditions from the front of the two story residentialapartment structure. Due to the heavy fire and smoke conditions Firefightersrescued one resident from a second story apartment using ladders.

The fire wasdeclared under control at 2:08 am and declared out at 2:55 am. Fire and smoke damagewas severe in nature and the building is uninhabitable.    

The buildingis owned by Charles Ziulkowski of rural Joplin and the former single familystructure had been converted to four apartments and each apartment was occupiedat the time of the fire.  

One occupantwas injured and they were transported to Freeman Hospital by METS Ambulance,There were no injuries to fire personnel.  6 Joplin Fire units and 21 Joplin Firepersonnel responded.   

The cause ofthe fire is currently being investigated.

 

Mitch Randles

Fire Chief

Joplin Fire Department

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