Firefighters battle fire on historic Walnut Street in Springfield

Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 4:30 PM CST
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Firefighters battled a large fire at a home turned into apartments on historic Walnut Street in Springfield.

Firefighters responded to the fire around 4 p.m. near Walnut and John Q. Hammons Parkway. The large Victorian-style home is divided into apartments called Walnut Manor Apartments. The home is split into three levels.

Firefighters say the fire advanced throughout the top floor and the attic space. The size of the structure made it difficult. Firefighters knocked the fire down after an hour. Investigators say they do not know the cause of the fire. Viewers say they could see the black smoke for miles.

Investigators say there are no injuries.

Several area fire departments assisted in battling the fire.

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