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Crews battle abandoned house fire in bitter cold

Sikeston DPS firefighters battled a blaze at an abandoned house on the 500 block of Kendall...
Sikeston DPS firefighters battled a blaze at an abandoned house on the 500 block of Kendall Street late Tuesday night, January 25.(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety/Facebook)
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 12:03 PM CST
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SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - Crews battled a late night house fire in Sikeston on Tuesday, January 25.

Sikeston Department of Safety (DPS) firefighters were called to the fire at 10:10 p.m.

When they arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames.

Sikeston DPS firefighters battled a blaze at an abandoned house on the 500 block of Kendall...
Sikeston DPS firefighters battled a blaze at an abandoned house on the 500 block of Kendall Street late Tuesday night, January 25.(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety/Facebook)

According to DPS Captain Derick Wheetley, crews went into defensive mode to make sure flames did not spread to any nearby homes.

Sikeston DPS firefighters battled a blaze at an abandoned house on the 500 block of Kendall...
Sikeston DPS firefighters battled a blaze at an abandoned house on the 500 block of Kendall Street late Tuesday night, January 25.(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety/Facebook)

No one was hurt, but firefighters did have to be cautious battling the fire in the bitter cold. It was reportedly 5 degrees with a wind chill value.

Wheetley said the cause of the fire is undetermined and the home was condemned and abandoned.

Sikeston DPS firefighters battled a blaze at an abandoned house on the 500 block of Kendall...
Sikeston DPS firefighters battled a blaze at an abandoned house on the 500 block of Kendall Street late Tuesday night, January 25.(Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety/Facebook)

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