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Flames spreads through walls, ceilings in building fire in Cape Girardeau

Published: May. 22, 2018 at 12:50 PM CDT|Updated: May. 22, 2018 at 3:47 PM CDT
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Flames could be seen on the first floor (Source: Cape Girardeau Fire Department)
Flames could be seen on the first floor (Source: Cape Girardeau Fire Department)
Fire spread through walls and to the ceiling (Source: Cape Girardeau Fire Department)
Fire spread through walls and to the ceiling (Source: Cape Girardeau Fire Department)
(Source: Cape Girardeau Fire Department)
(Source: Cape Girardeau Fire Department)
(Source: Cape Girardeau Fire Department)
(Source: Cape Girardeau Fire Department)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Cape Girardeau Firefighters were on the scene of a fire on the 500 block of Pacific Street Tuesday morning on May 22.

Fire officials said they got the call at 8:10 a.m.

When they arrived they could see flames coming out of two windows on the first floor of the three unit, two-story apartment house.

Crews performed a coordinated attack with multiple pre-connected hose line and roof ventilation had the fire under control in about ten minutes.

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Primary searches found no one was in the apartment at the time of the fire.

The fire did spread through walls and ceilings requiring a significant overhaul to ensure all hot spots were extinguished.

An investigation revealed that there were no working smoke detectors in the building.

Estimated damages to the home are valued at $50,000.

There is no word on a cause.

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