2 suspicious house fires under investigation in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to two house fires over the weekend.
According to the fire department, crews were called on Friday, November 12, at 11:33 p.m. to 504 South Frederick due to flames coming out of the home.
They said a officer arrived at the scene of the fire at a vacant house.
The first unit on the scene found the fire on the rear end of the house.
After the second fire unit arrived, they found out that the fire has extended to the second floor.
The estimated loss of the home is $90,000.
The fire was under control within 20 minutes.
Shortly after, Fire Chief Randy Morris said they received another call at 12:17 a.m. about a second fire at 1108 William Street.
Crews arrived on the scene of William Street and found a structure with heavy smoke showing from the front and sides of the house.
According to the fire department, the fire was on the back of the house.
Additional fire crews found fire on the second floor.
According to the neighbors, the home had been vacant for about six months.
The estimated loss of the home on William St. is $80,000.
The fire was under control in about 20 minutes.
The fire department said neither of the homes had smoke detectors.
They said both fires are considered suspicious and are under investigation.
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