CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Crews were called to a house fire in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on Thursday afternoon, June 14.
The call came in after 4 p.m. to a home at Henderson and Themis Street.
Upon arrival, crews found a one-story wood frame house with a haze of smoke in the air around the home.
According to the battalion chief, the fire started in the basement. The fire did extend above the basement but was quickly controlled.
The owners were not home and out of town.
One firefighter was injured while fighting the fire when he was struck in the head by falling debris, even though he was wearing full protective gear, including his helmet. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation and was released. Crews were on scene for approximately one hour.
The hot weather didn't seem to affect the firefighters as they were staying hydrated.