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.


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