Port Cape Girardeau evacuated after lunchtime fire

Sunday, April 5, 2009

About 25 people evacuated Port Cape Girardeau restaurant Saturday afternoon because of a cooking fire.

The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded at about 1 p.m. and extinguished the fire in about 15 minutes, said battalion chief Brad Dillow.

He said the damage was contained to the kitchen. Crews cleared smoke from the building for about an hour, he said. There were no injuries.

The bar and ice cream parlor stayed open, but food service was not available.

Owner Doc Cain said the restaurant will be open today.

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