Firefighters battle apartment fire in Cape Girardeau - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Firefighters battle apartment fire in Cape Girardeau

It broke out around noon at an apartment on East Rodney. It broke out around noon at an apartment on East Rodney.
A woman whose mother lives in the apartment says her mother called to say a fire had started in her apartment. A woman whose mother lives in the apartment says her mother called to say a fire had started in her apartment.
Police blocked of East Rodney Street. Police blocked of East Rodney Street.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Firefighters battled a blaze at an apartment in Cape Girardeau.

It broke out around noon at Townhome Apartments on East Rodney.

"When I came out, I saw a huge cloud of smoke blowing that way," said Trey Howard, a resident who living in the lower unit of the apartment. "I ran around the building and was actually able to see the flames on the other side."

Sherrita Jones lives in the apartment unit that started the fire according to investigators. Her daughter says her mother was able to get out of the apartment and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Trent Tollison, who also lives in the complex, said he saw the fire and went door-to-door to tell people to get out.

"My first instinct was to come back in and get my roommate," said Tollison. "We wanted to get everyone out safe."

The owner called the insurance company and is waiting to hear the final totals on the damage.

East Rodney Street is back open.

No word on a cause.

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