CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - A fire erupted early Wednesday morning at Dino’s Pizza in Cape Girardeau.
Firefighters responded to a call at 2:17 a.m. and arrived at the scene to find smoke throughout the building. Firefighters located a fire in the basement and were able to put out the blaze by 3:00 a.m.
Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Starnes says nobody was injured, but smoke damage was extensive.
“Through the whole building we’re estimating about 250 thousand dollars worth of damage,” Starnes says. “The building is not a total loss, though. If the owner deems necessary he can go ahead and clean it up and re-open it, but there will be several issues that he’ll have to take care of through inspections.”
Starnes says the fire extended beyond the basement to the first floor, where the restaurant and an apartment is located. The fire never reached a second floor apartment.
The cause of the fire is still unknown. The Cape Girardeau Fire Department and the Fire Marshall are investigating.
Jacob McCleland, KRCU