Old Joplin hotel catches on fire

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin and Redings Mill firefighters responded to a fire at an old Holiday Inn on Hammons Boulevard, Friday afternoon.

Joplin’s fire marshal tells KOAM that the team was dispatched around 4:15 PM after smoke was seen emerging from the building’s southeast corner.

The fire crew had the fire under control a little before 5 PM, and the fire marshal says there were no injuries. He also says the cause of the hotel fire is currently under investigation.