Garage apartment fire on alley in Joplin

First observation was ‘fully engulfed’ on arrival of Joplin Fire
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JOPLIN, Mo. — Just before 9:00 a.m. Joplin Dispatch was alerted to reports of a structure fire in the Blendville neighborhood. A garage/apartment on the alley in the 1300 block of S Byers.

Joplin Fire, Joplin Police and METS ambulance responded to 1314 S Byers.

With reported flames visible a second alarm was sounded by Joplin. Upon arrival first observation was that the structure was fully engulfed.

All residents were out of the structure. Joplin Fire searched the interior and no one was found inside.

Temperature 20° under hazy skies. Winds make it feel like 5° at the time of the fire.

Watch for Shannon Becker live on the scene. For KOAM News Now and Joplin News First.