Quantcast

Red Cross Helps After Neosho Apartment Fire - KOAM TV 7

Red Cross Helps After Neosho Apartment Fire

Updated:
NEOSHO, MISSOURI -

UPDATE 1/8/2018:

The American Red Cross has been called in to help. They're helping to provide food, lodging and clothing. Julie Stolting, a disaster program specialist with the American Red Cross, says "they get a certain amount of funds on a debit card so they're able to replace some of those items that unfortunately got burned up in the fire. But they're for immediate needs." Stolting says the Red Cross usually keeps in contact with victims for about 30 days to see how they're doing.

"I just wanted to add and thank the volunteers locally that come out in the middle of the night or early in the morning and help these people that are effected by a disaster because if we didn't have them we wouldn't be able to do the things we do," says Stolting.

ORIGINAL 1/7/2018:

A fire at the Hampton apartments in Neosho  forced more than a dozen people from their homes. The fire on Beaumont street happened around six a.m. Sunday morning in Building C. Neosho police helped evacuate residents from sixteen units.. Power was turned off so residents can't return right now. One apartment was destroyed, another had moderate damage and two others have water damage. Other units had minor smoke and water damage. The Missouri fire marshal ruled the fire accidental due to discarded smoking materials. 

The following is a press release from the Neosho fire department: 

The Neosho Fire Department received a call at 06:00 hours (01/07/17) for a structure fire at 3535 Beaumont Street. On arrival units found fire coming from the upstairs northeast apartment and attic area of Building C.  Neosho Police Department assisted with evacuation of the families in Building C. Fire crews made the initial attack through the apartment stairway and ladder operations was set up to help with fire spread through the attic. Units from Redings Mill Fire Department and Goodman Fire Department provided assistants with extinguishing the fire. Red Cross was called to help with the immediate needs of the families displaced. The fire was called under control at 07:03 hours. Empire Electric was called to assist with turning power off to the building. 
The Missouri State Fire Marshall was called in to assist with the investigation. The State Fire Marshall has ruled it accidental, due to discarded smoking materials.

Due to fire damage to the building, electrical power was lost to 16 units. One unit was completely destroyed, one with moderate damage, one with heavy water damage and one with minor water damage. 4 units received very minor smoke and water damage. The remaining 8 units lost power and will remain off until repairs to the electrical system for the building can be made.
All emergency units cleared at 09:52 hours and property was turned back over to management and occupants were allowed to return and gather belongings for those units not heavily affected.

No injuries were reported and all occupants accounted for. Fairway Management out of Columbia Missouri manages the apartments. 

photos courtesy of Mayor Ben Baker


 

  • NewsMore>>

  • 4 State Lotto Fever

    4 State Lotto Fever

    Friday, October 19 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-10-20 00:03:00 GMT

    Typically, morning visitor's to Pete's in Carl Junction are there for coffee, but Friday was a bit different, all because of a billion dollar jackpot.

    More >>

    Typically, morning visitor's to Pete's in Carl Junction are there for coffee, but Friday was a bit different, all because of a billion dollar jackpot.

    More >>
  • Joplin Man Sentenced for Arson, Set Apartment Fire

    Joplin Man Sentenced for Arson, Set Apartment Fire

    Friday, October 19 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-10-19 21:34:02 GMT
    Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018
    Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018
    Brian Barksdale is sentenced for first degree arson for setting fire to his Joplin apartment on South St. Louis. On May 23rd, 2018, Joplin emergency crews responded to the Cardinal Apartments at 1015 South St. Louis for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene shortly before 10:00 p.m. and found a two-story wood frame multi-residential structure with heavy fire coming from an apartment on the first floor. Crews extinguished the fire by 10:30 p.m. When officers arrived on ...More >>
    Brian Barksdale is sentenced for first degree arson for setting fire to his Joplin apartment on South St. Louis. On May 23rd, 2018, Joplin emergency crews responded to the Cardinal Apartments at 1015 South St. Louis for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene shortly before 10:00 p.m. and found a two-story wood frame multi-residential structure with heavy fire coming from an apartment on the first floor. Crews extinguished the fire by 10:30 p.m. When officers arrived on ...More >>
  • Former Southeast Kansas Principal Convicted of Sex Offense

    Former Southeast Kansas Principal Convicted of Sex Offense

    Friday, October 19 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-10-19 16:20:10 GMT
    Ray Alfred GoldenRay Alfred Golden
    Ray Alfred GoldenRay Alfred Golden
    A former Columbus elementary principal is found guilty of attempted indecent solicitation of a child. Baxter Springs resident Ray Alfred Golden is accused of trying to persuade a child to enter his home with the intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon the child in the home. The alleged incident happened in August 2015. On October 18th, 2018, Golden entered a plea of guilty in lieu of proceeding to trial. Cherokee County Attorney Jacob Conard says the 81-year-old maintained ...More >>
    A former Columbus elementary principal is found guilty of attempted indecent solicitation of a child. Baxter Springs resident Ray Alfred Golden is accused of trying to persuade a child to enter his home with the intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon the child in the home. The alleged incident happened in August 2015. On October 18th, 2018, Golden entered a plea of guilty in lieu of proceeding to trial. Cherokee County Attorney Jacob Conard says the 81-year-old maintained ...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.