Cape Girardeau House Fire Being Considered Suspicious


The first arriving unit found flames showing from 95% of the building, according to the report. Everyone in the house had been able to get out.

Crews operated in a defensive mode to protect surrounding buildings and to confine the fire to the structure of origin, the report stated.

The fire was contained in approximately 20 minutes, with crews staying on scene until 7:22 a.m., according to the report.

The structure, which also had a fire Dec. 5, did not have utilities hooked up.

The cause of the fire, which was undetermined after an investigation, is considered suspicious with the area of origin in the garage, Morris said in the report. The Cape Girardeau Police Department is following up with the two people who had been occupying the house, one of whom was treated and transported after receiving injuries from breaking a window.The building sustained approximately $125,000 worth of damage, the report said. The fire department received mutual aid from the East County Fire Protection District, the Gordonville Fire Protection District, Jackson Fire Rescue and the Scott City Fire Department.

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