Fire damages Cape apartment

Friday, June 18, 2010

A basement apartment in a house at 721 N. Middle St. in Cape Girardeau sustained moderate fire damage early Friday morning.

Units from the Cape Girardeau Fire Department were called to the structure at 2:46 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke showing at the rear of the residence. A search confirmed that no one was inside at the time, and firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Moderate fire and heat damage was confined to a bedroom and a bathroom in the basement apartment, while there was smoke damage throughout. Light smoke damage was also sustained on the first floor.

Damages were estimated at between $10,000 and $12,000.

The fire is under investigation.

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