Residence is a “total loss”, Carthage Fire tells us

Carthage Fire Eli Maples tells us the house was fully engulfed on their arrival; They were assisted by Oronogo, Duenweg and Carterville.
Structure Fire

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Late Saturday night just after 10:30 p.m. reports of a structure fire on CL-192 just north of Hyacinth alerted Jasper County E911.

Carthage Fire Dept, Mercy Ambulance, Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Mutual aid agencies included: Oronogo Fire, Carterville Fire and Duenweg Fire.

On scene we learn there was one resident home at the time of the fire. They were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Structure fire

Carthage Fire Battalion Chief Eli Maples tells us they had to lay nearly 2,000 feet of hose line. They also ran tankers to and from the city of Carterville, blocking the a portion of city streets there.

During the fire before our arrival numerous people messaged us about hearing a loud boom. We learn on scene it was an oxygen tank that exploded. It could be heard in Carterville, and even a door of a residence was blown open in Hidden Acres miles away.

BC Maples says no one was injured, however some will have ringing ears for a while.

Fire was declared out shortly after 2:15 a.m. Final units left the scene about 4 a.m.

“The house is a total loss,” BC Maples states.

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