Fire rekindles at Cape Girardeau home

A Cape Girardeau home destroyed by fire early Sunday morning caught on fire for a second time.
Published: Dec. 4, 2022 at 12:12 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 5, 2022 at 7:34 AM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A Cape Girardeau home destroyed by fire early Sunday morning caught on fire for a second time.

Firefighters were again called to the 200 block of North Park Avenue about 6:30 a.m. on Monday, December 5.

The fire had rekindled.

Crews could be seen dousing the house a second time.

They battled the fire from the outside.

Firefighters were first called to the home at 3:11 a.m. Sunday.

Cape Girardeau Fire Battalion Chief Norman Baker said firefighters got the call at 3:11 a.m....
Cape Girardeau Fire Battalion Chief Norman Baker said firefighters got the call at 3:11 a.m. Sunday morning for a fire in the 200 block of N. Park Ave.(KFVS)

Cape Girardeau Fire Battalion Chief Norman Baker said firefighters were in the process of extinguishing the flames when there was a collapse on the first floor and a partial collapse on the second floor.

Baker said two firefighters received minor injuries. One was treated and released while the other refused medical treatment.

Baker also said the home did not have any utilities on in the home and there was likely a squatter in the home before the home caught fire.

The home is considered a total loss.

Crews were on the scene for several hours.

Baker said the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

Cape Girardeau firefighters were assisted with mutual aid as other departments came to help with the fire.