Fire at 1018 Good Hope St. - Dec. 24, 2018
Posted on 12/26/2018
Shortly after 12 a.m. on Dec. 24, the Cape Girardeau Fire Department was called to 1018 Good Hope St. When fire crews arrived on scene at the two-story residential house, heavy fire and smoke were showing from the first and second floors. Fire crews were unable to make entry on arrival due to the large amount of fire. Crews applied a large amount of water to the front of the house until fire was knocked down enough to make entry. Once inside, crews found a large amount of fire in the walls on both floors, and the house had extensive damage. The fire was brought under control in about an hour. There were no injuries, and all occupants were out of the house prior to the department's arrival.

Damage type: Fire and smoke
Damage extent: Extensive
Estimated dollar loss: $100,000
Smoke detectors alerted family: Yes
Mutual aid received from: East County, Scott City, Jackson Fire-Rescue