Early morning fire
A fire Sunday morning destroyed the Sikeston home of Leother and Sheila Branch at 703 Aspen Trace. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, the fire began around 3:40 a.m. and took fire fighters over three hours to extinguish. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, however it does not appear to be suspicious in nature. Nobody was at home at the time of the fire. A fund was set up for the Branch family at First National Bank. For information contact Debby Holland or Jeff Sutton at the bank.