Fire at 1581 Lexington – May 29, 2015

On May 29, 2015, the Cape Girardeau Fire Department was called to 1581 Lexington at 18:44 for a smoke detector sounding in the bathroom. The first unit on the scene initially had nothing showing from the exterior. The occupants were not home at that time. While investigating from the exterior, the first unit noticed smoke in the rear of the house. After checking the rear, they noticed a small fire in the kitchen area. Four other units were called to the scene, along with the Battalion Chief. The fire was located in the kitchen area around the stove. The occupants arrived at the scene due to the alarm company notifying them of the smoke alarm. The fire was brought under control in about 5 minutes. There was moderate smoke throughout the house and ventilation was used to remove the smoke from the house. No one was injured, but the utilities were pulled to the house so it is not occupied at this time. All units were released by 19:52.
Damage type: Fire and smoke
Extent of damage: Moderate
Estimated loss: $30,000 structure; $15,000 contents