Cape Girardeau Officials Investigate Fires

9 years 9 months 6 days ago Sunday, August 29 2010 Aug 29, 2010 Sunday, August 29, 2010 5:30:10 PM CDT August 29, 2010 in News
Source: AP
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Authorities in southeast Missouri have been investigating a string of suspicious rural fires that have occurred since July. The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that the latest fire was reported Friday. The owner reported a small barn on his property had been burned to the ground during the night. There was no power connected to the barn and nothing of any major value was inside at the time of the fire. The Southeast Missourian reports that the week before, a barn and a house about a mile away also burned to the ground. The sheriff's department believes those two fires were also started by an arsonist. In July, a shed fire was reported, and a barn fire was reported near Fruitland.

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