A Joplin man is doing okay after jumping from the balcony of his home. Christopher Patton was trapped upstairs after something exploded on the floor below him. The fire happened Monday night around 7:30 p.m. at 2010 South Bird. Fire Chief Mitch Randles tells News Talk KZRG what happened.
"The occupant of the building reported he heard a very loud explosion which actually shook his house and he saw a little bit of smoke and flames."
The fire was contained to one room, but there is smoke damage throughout. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.