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.
1425 Cousin St., Cape Girardeau, MO