Three fires, ten days, one neighborhood - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Three fires, ten days, one neighborhood

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A neighborhood in Cape Girardeau has seen three fires in ten days, but authorities say they're not related.

"It's weird, it's weird," said Patty Brown.

Her son lives in the neighborhood, and she isn't the only one questioning the fires.

"It just doesn't make any sense, I mean why would three houses burn all within a couple of weeks, it's weird," said Brown.

"I don't know there's too many of them," said Joe Thompson.

Thompson lives in the neighborhood, and has seen each fire pop up.

"Across the street, across the woods and this one here," said Thompson as he points out each fire in relation to his house.

The first fire was a home at 139 East Cape Rock Drive. It caught fire March 17, 2012 just before 10 PM. No one was home at the time of the fire. Fire reports say fire and smoke were coming from the back of the home.Fire Marshall Brian Shasfer says the cause of the fire was electric.

Five days later, March 22, 2012, a fire broke out at the apartment building on 10 Rivercrest Drive just after 1 am. No one was hurt, and fire crews say there was only light smoke damage inside. Fire Marshall Shasfer says they don't suspect the fire to be arson, but can't figure out what caused the fire.

And the most recent fire, 225 O'Connell started Monday night close to midnight. The homeowner says the fire started near the front door. Police say he was taking a shower, heard the smoke alarm, and jumped out the bedroom window.

Cape Girardeau Police Officer Darin Hickey says they're investigating that fire as arson.

Neighbor Ben Ressell says even with the multiple fires, he's not concerned.

"I'm not really worried about it, I think it's a coincidence," said Ressell.

Brown doesn't feel the same way.

"I don't know, it makes you stop and think as to whether they are accidental or we have somebody roaming around setting fires," said Brown.

"It is strange, but I just don't think it is anything, I mean I don't see how there's a relation," said Ressell.

Again, the Fire Marshall says they do not believe the fires are related.

Copyright 2012 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Malden man arrested on unlawful possession of firearm

    Malden man arrested on unlawful possession of firearm

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:51:59 GMT
    36-year-old Adam Garrison was arrested on Thursday, July 19 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. (Source: Malden Police Department)36-year-old Adam Garrison was arrested on Thursday, July 19 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. (Source: Malden Police Department)
    36-year-old Adam Garrison was arrested on Thursday, July 19 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. (Source: Malden Police Department)36-year-old Adam Garrison was arrested on Thursday, July 19 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. (Source: Malden Police Department)

    A Malden man was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. 36-year-old Adam Garrison was arrested on Thursday, July 19 on the charge.

    A Malden man was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. 36-year-old Adam Garrison was arrested on Thursday, July 19 on the charge.

  • Semi jackknifed on I-57 causes traffic issues in Union County

    Semi jackknifed on I-57 causes traffic issues in Union County

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:44:41 GMT
    A crash Friday closed the southbound lane of I-57 in Union Co. near Dongola, Illinois. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)A crash Friday closed the southbound lane of I-57 in Union Co. near Dongola, Illinois. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)

    A crash Friday closed the southbound lane of I-57 in Union Co. near Dongola, Illinois.

    A crash Friday closed the southbound lane of I-57 in Union Co. near Dongola, Illinois.

  • breaking

    FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY Today due to severe weather

    FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY Today due to severe weather

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:40:55 GMT
    A First Alert Action Day has been declared for today, July 20 due to severe weather. (Source: KFVS)A First Alert Action Day has been declared for today, July 20 due to severe weather. (Source: KFVS)

    A First Alert Action Day has been issued for today, July 20 due to the threat of significant severe weather late in the day and into the evening. 

    A First Alert Action Day has been issued for today, July 20 due to the threat of significant severe weather late in the day and into the evening. 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

    Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:26:30 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:05:19 GMT
    (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Emergency responders work at Table Rock Lake after a deadly boat accident in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, leavin...(Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Emergency responders work at Table Rock Lake after a deadly boat accident in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, leavin...
    Dive teams will resume searching for five people still missing after a tourist boat capsized and sank in a southwestern Missouri lake.
    Dive teams will resume searching for five people still missing after a tourist boat capsized and sank in a southwestern Missouri lake.
  • Mother let men rape 2-year-old, who contracted STD, police say

    Mother let men rape 2-year-old, who contracted STD, police say

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:45:42 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:20:11 GMT

    In a recording, Azzie Watson reportedly admits watching the men rape her daughter, and says she was raped five times.

    In a recording, Azzie Watson reportedly admits watching the men rape her daughter, and says she was raped five times.

  • SC dentist has ladies flocking for teeth cleanings after 'In My Fillings' challenge

    SC dentist has ladies flocking for teeth cleanings after 'In My Fillings' challenge

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:53:18 GMT
    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)
    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)

    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately.  

    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately.  

Powered by Frankly