At 16:04 on June 28, 2015, the Cape Girardeau Fire Department was called to 2930 Cheetah Drive for smoke coming from the rear of the structure. There were four engines, a ladder truck and a Chief Officer responding. The first engine on the scene reported heavy smoke from the rear. The first engine pulled a pre-connected line and made an aggressive attack on the fire. The second unit arrived and assisted the first unit. There was heavy smoke and fire in the rear of the structure. The single occupant had already exited the structure before are arrival. Smoke detectors alerted the occupant to the fire who was in the basement at the time. All the other units arrived, along with mutual aid companies from Jackson and Scott City, that assisted in covering the City while the other units were committed on the fire. There were 15 personnel on the fire for approximately two hours. Jackson and Scott City fire departments were also in the city for about two hours. About 20 minutes into the scene, the fire was knocked down and overhaul was started. There were no civilian or fire personnel injuries. The smoke detectors alerted the occupants to the fire who made it out safely. The smoke detectors were hard wired with battery backup.
- Damage Type: Fire and Smoke
- Extent of Damage: Moderate
- Estimated Dollar Loss: $75,000 structure; $15,000 contents
- Injuries: None
- Smoke detectors alerted the family