Dog killed in Cape house fire

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A dog inside a home on Thilenius Street near Southeast Missouri Hospital was killed in a Friday evening house fire, said assistant fire chief Mark Hasheider.

Hasheider said firefighters arrived at the scene between 6:30 and 7 p.m.  The homeowners were not there at the time, but arrived as firefighters were fighting the blaze.  The couple was visibly shaken.

Hasheider said investigators believed the fire started in the basement.  No foul play was suspected.

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