Fire Kills 10 in Anderson

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Monday, November 27 2006 Nov 27, 2006 Monday, November 27, 2006 7:39:24 PM CST November 27, 2006 in News

The blaze started at 1 a.m., but firefighters were unable to control it until just before sunrise.

Elderly and mentally-ill residents lived in the Anderson Guest House, a privately-run facility.

"There were 33 residents and two caregivers at this facility for a total of 35 people," said Kent Casey of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. "Ten are confirmed dead, 19 were taken to a local hospital and six were treated and released at the scene."

Authorities said they don't know what caused the fire or if it was related to a fire Saturday morning at the facility south of Joplin.

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