Officials: Fire started by child playing with matches

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cape Girardeau fire officials released details about house fire on Hawthorne Road near Arena Park, including that the flames were sparked by a child playing with matches.

Firefighters responded to the fire just after 6 p.m. Sunday at a duplex at 2741 Hawthorne Road and determined later it had started in a closet, chief Rick Ennis said Tuesday. While the department initially reported that a child had suffered minor burns, a 28-year-old man actually suffered minor burns to his hand while trying to help with the fire, the man's mother, Karen Grayson, said.

Pertinent address:

2741 Hawthorne Road, Cape Girardeau, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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