Fire crews battle apartment blaze in Cape Girardeau

Friday, July 13, 2012
Members of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department work to extinguish a fire Thursday, July 12, in an apartment building at 121 E. Rodney. The fire began in a ground floor unit in building H of the apartment complex and spread to the upper story according to Capt. Ray Warner. The occupant of the upper level unit had to be rescued by fire fighters. The resident of the apartment where the fire began escaped on her own but later asked to be treated for smoke inhalation and was transported to a hospital. (Adam Vogler)

Firefighters rescued a Cape Girardeau woman from an apartment fire that started just after noon Thursday. Another woman was taken to the hospital.

The fire began in a ground-floor unit in building H of the apartment complex at 121 E. Rodney. It spread to the upper story according to Capt. Ray Warner. The occupant of the upper level unit had to be rescued by fire fighters.

The resident of the apartment where the fire began escaped on her own, but later asked to be treated for smoke inhalation and was transported to a hospital.

Members of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department remove debris and check for hot spots after a fire Thursday, July 12, in an apartment building at 121 E. Rodney. The fire began in a ground floor unit in building H of the apartment complex and spread to the upper story according to Capt. Ray Warner. The occupant of the upper level unit had to be rescued by fire fighters. The resident of the apartment where the fire began escaped on her own but later asked to be treated for smoke inhalation and was transported to a hospital. (Adam Vogler)

No emergency workers were injured.

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