Neighbors speak out after woman burned in fire caused by heating - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Neighbors speak out after woman burned in fire caused by heating pad

Posted: Updated:
(Source: East Prairie, Missouri Fire Chief Kyle Hutcheson) (Source: East Prairie, Missouri Fire Chief Kyle Hutcheson)
(Source: East Prairie, Missouri Fire Chief Kyle Hutcheson) (Source: East Prairie, Missouri Fire Chief Kyle Hutcheson)
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • McConnell offers immigration amendment

    McConnell offers immigration amendment

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:05:08 GMT
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to put strict conditions on transporting migrant children into the country's interior.
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to put strict conditions on transporting migrant children into the country's interior.
  • Early voting initiative may miss Missouri ballot

    Early voting initiative may miss Missouri ballot

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:59:21 GMT
    A Missouri proposal to create one of the nation's most expansive early voting periods appears to have fallen short of the number of initiative petition signatures needed to make the November ballot.
    A Missouri proposal to create one of the nation's most expansive early voting periods appears to have fallen short of the number of initiative petition signatures needed to make the November ballot.
  • AP source: Lackey traded from Red Sox to Cards

    AP source: Lackey traded from Red Sox to Cards

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:54:39 GMT
    The Boston Red Sox have traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said.
    The Boston Red Sox have traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said.
EAST PRAIRIE, MO (KFVS) - A woman was injured in a fire just outside of East Prairie on Wednesday evening.

According to East Prairie, Missouri Fire Chief Kyle Hutcheson, the fire happened at 39 Quail Street.

A 59-year-old woman suffered burns to the hands, hip and leg, and had smoke inhalation. She was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

"I said that fire kind of scared me," Toy Forcum, a neighbor, said. "Then later on when we went in, we heard a big boom. The oxygen tank went off."

"We walked in the house and there was a big bang and the whole house shook," Daniel Forcum, another neighbor, said. "I walked back over there and the whole middle of that house had caved in. It was blazing up through the roof and the fire department was standing on the outside spraying water on it  back out of the way."

Hutchenson said the woman was using a heating pad on her hip while sitting in a recliner when her clothes caught fire.

He said her brother was able to get her out of the house even before crews arrived on scene.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.