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Barn fire and Fire truck turnover

Jan 03, 2014 -- 3:15pm

SE Missourian

While responding to a barn fire on Fox Run off County Road 618, an East County Fire Protection District pumper overturned today/Friday along Cape Girardeau County Road 621 near the Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. East County fire chief Dwayne Kirchhoff reports the driver was wearing a seat belt and not injured.  The fire truck was responding from the Egypt Mills fire station 5 miles away and turned off of County Road 642 and overturned while on its way toward Route W near the Pilot House.  Fire departments from East County, Fruitland, Cape Girardeau and Jackson responded to the fire, which was soon put out. The fire originated in the living quarters on the second floor of the barn.

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