CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI (NewsFirst) — Actions by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff Deputies and the reporting party, potentially were the lifesaving actions that got the six occupants out alive early this morning.

This morning at 2:24 am our department along with automatic mutual aid from Jackson Fire Rescue, Cape Girardeau Fire Department, Fruitland Area Fire Protection District, and East County Fire Protection District was dispatched to Star Drive for a first alarm residential fire with active fire on the front deck area of a trailer. Units responded quickly to the stations and to the scene.

Cape Girardeau Sheriff deputies arrived on scene first and reported the front porch of a trailer on fire with the fire being close to spreading to the structure.

The first deputy met with the reporting party, a neighbor, who noticed the Fire, called 911, and then ran up onto the burning deck to alert the residents. The deputy continued to gather important information.

The second deputy without hesitation, went onto the burning deck, entered the residence, closed the door behind him to protect the conditions inside and located three more individuals inside and escorted them out the back door.

Actions by the deputies and the reporting party, potentially were the saving actions that got the six occupants out alive.

The fire grew and spread to the trailer in just over 10 mins from the 911 call.

Fire units arrived on scene and reported 25% involved.

Gordonville pumper/tanker 3611 arrived on scene and Chief 1 operated the deck gun to achieve a quick knockdown of the fire keeping the fire from spreading any further. Jackson Fire Rescue and a Gordonville crew handled primary and secondary searches as well as further extinguishment and overhaul. Fruitland handled exterior fire control as well as being assigned RIC. Cape handled utilities and Chief 1 assisted 3610 with command. East county was cancelled.

Gordonville units on scene 3610, 3611, 3615, 3631, 3634.

No injuries were reported from the fire crews or the 6 occupants, (4 adults and 2 children), but the structure was a loss. The occupants were able to save some of their items.

The Red Cross was notified for the occupants.

The cause of the fire is undetermined after investigation.

All units cleared the scene and returned to service at 4:06 am.

Thanks to all the mutual aid for helping as well as Deputy Jurgens and Deputy Hull.