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Early morning fire breaks out at Sikeston, MO business

Early morning fire breaks out at Sikeston, MO business (Downtown business has early morning fire (Source - Sikeston DPS)).jpg
Early morning fire breaks out at Sikeston, MO business (Downtown business has early morning fire (Source - Sikeston DPS))

SIKESTON, MO (Heartland News at 9) - A fire in downtown Sikeston, Missouri started just before 1 a.m. according to officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety.

An officer noticed fire and smoke coming from the roof of Joy's Bridal located at 138 E. Front St.

Sikeston DPS Fire Division’s Ladder #3, Ladder 2, Engine #1, and Engine #4 responded and arrived on scene within minutes.

“We were very fortunate the fire was discovered in its early stages by our patrol officer, fires like these can spread quickly to other buildings and be devastating to downtown areas," said Director Williams

At 1:09 a.m. command struck a second alarm according to officials.

Engine #4 and Ladder #2 also responded. Morehouse Fire Department and Miner Fire Department responded to backfill stations.

About 30 minutes later at 1:45 a.m. officials said the fire was under control.

Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire within thirty minutes but remained on scene until 5:00 a.m. checking for fire and completing salvage and overhaul.

No one was hurt and Joy’s received moderate damage to the roof and second floor.

Joy’s also received smoke damage throughout the building.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.