FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire in the 2100 block of North Johnston Avenue Monday, Dec. 23, around 11 p.m.
Upon arrival, fire crews reported heavy fire involving the home. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire and successfully pulled one victim from the home. A second victim was able to get out on their own. Both occupants were transported to the hospital with injuries.
The fire investigation revealed the probable cause of the fire to be an electrical failure. Fire marshals determined the cause to be related to debris on and around extension cords being used in the home.
No working smoke alarms were in the home.
As a reminder, the Fire Department offers a free smoke alarm program. To obtain an alarm, please call 417-874-2300.
Media inquiries are directed to the Springfield Fire Department media line at 417-874-2301.