Crews respond to fire call at Red Lobster in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Cape Girardeau Red Lobster fire ruled accidental

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Cape Girardeau fire crews were called to Red Lobster around 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, September 11.

The restaurant is located at 3269 William Street.

Cape Girardeau Fire Department Asst. Fire Chief Mark Hasheider said several units were called to the scene including firefighters from Jackson and Scott City.

A preliminary investigation shows a small fire was near the left front of the entrance. Crews there said the fire was contained in the walls.

Employees sitting outside after the fire (Source: Kyle Hinton, KFVS)
Employees sitting outside after the fire (Source: Kyle Hinton, KFVS) (Source: KFVS)

As of 8:30 p.m. the fire was extinguished and crews were checking for hot spots.

The restaurant was evacuated. There were no injuries reported.

The health department has also been called as is standard procedure, according to Asst. Chief Hasheider.

Crews from Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Scott City responded (Source: Kyle Hinton, KFVS)
Crews from Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Scott City responded (Source: Kyle Hinton, KFVS) (Source: KFVS)

According to Battlion Chief Randy Morris, an alarm triggered at the Auburn Place Hotel nearby due to a drop in water pressure from fighting the fire.

A number of people were outside at the time watching fire crews. However, the hotel was never evacuated, according to the front desk.

The crew rapped up their efforts around 9:30 p.m.

Crews at the front of the building (Source: Kyle Hinton, KFVS)
Crews at the front of the building (Source: Kyle Hinton, KFVS) (Source: KFVS)

The restaurant reopened on Thursday.

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