Seventh fire in area under investigation

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Southeast Missourian

Firefighters are investigating the seventh fire within a seven block area to occur since 2005.

Cape Girardeau firefighters received a call around 9 p.m. Monday of flames coming from a basement window at 839 Morgan Oak St., battalion chief Steven Niswonger said.

The fire was confined to the basement, and firefighters had not yet assessed how much interior damage was done as of 10:30 p.m. Monday.

"We're still looking into it right now," Niswonger said.

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