The crew was informed there were people inside the structure. Crews went in and removed three people from the structure and adjoining duplex. They also found one victim in the garage. Crews remained on scene until 0212 hours Friday morning.
Five Joplin Fire units and 19 Joplin Fire personnel responded, along with the Joplin Police Department, and METS.
The victim is Delores Anderson, 75. The structure is owned by Spring River Christian Village. The surviving occupant is Ann McGlaughlin.
The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental. The victim was smoking while on oxygen equipment.