Sunday house fire possibly started by Molotov cocktail

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cape Girardeau police on Monday were searching for the person who started a house fire, possibly using a Molotov cocktail, over the weekend.

Police responded about 5:20 a.m. Sunday to 1425 Cousin St., where residents said they found the curtain over their air conditioner burning after they investigated a loud noise in their living room, Sgt. Jason Selzer said. A resident and neighbor put the fire out, Selzer said.

One resident suffered burns to a hand, he said.

Investigators found what appeared to be the remains of a bottle that had the strong smell of gasoline, Selzer said. Investigators believe someone threw a Molotov cocktail at the house, he said.

Pertinent address:

1425 Cousin St., Cape Girardeau, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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