Fire Destroys Joplin House

Nobody was hurt by a house fire that broke out on North Main in Joplin this morning, but a Joplin man now needs to find a new place to live. The Joplin Fire Department says 436 North Main is a total loss after it caught fire at around 3am today; officials had to shut down part of Main to deal with the blaze, which took more than three hours to fully extinguish. The fire was caused by electrical problems.