Fire at Cape Splash ruled as arson

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Investigators say a fire in the pump house at Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center was set on purpose.

Cape Girardeau Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Starnes says crews were called out to the scene at 1565 N. Kingshiway around 7:40 Saturday morning. He says crews arrived to find a small fire in the pump area of the building and nearby attic.

After an investigation by the Fire Marshall, the fire was ruled as arson.

The Fire Marshal and Cape Giraudeau Police Department are investigating.

The fire caused around $750,000 worth of damage, according to Starnes.

 

Related Articles

Kentucky House votes to revamp workers’ compensation system The Kentucky House has voted to make the biggest changes to workers' compensation in decades. The Republican-backed bill includes time limits on benef...
Impact of Billy Graham’s death, and life, felt in Local 6 region The impact of Billy Graham's life’s work is impossible to measure, but his message definitely touched pastors and preachers in the Local 6 region.
Firefighter and mother of 2 working to Go the Distance Go the Distance runner Karissa Shelton is running about 4 miles a day. When she started, she found running 1 mile to be a major struggle. 
Kentucky school monitors local air quality You take a big breath of fresh air, but how fresh is it? Students at Clark Elementary know. Fourth and fifth graders are a part of the pilot Air Quali...