Joplin crews battle early morning house fire

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 2421 S Florida Ave around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday. The lone occupant of the home escaped without serious injury.

When crews arrived, they found a single-story wood frame house showing flames and smoke. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. However, there was moderate heat and smoke damage throughout the residence.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.