CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Electric workers say a fallen power line nearly caused a house to catch fire in Cape Girardeau on Thursday.
It happened in the 1600 block of Thilenius street, behind Southeast Health.
According to an Ameren Missouri Electric employee, a limb blew down into a power line leading to an electrical box at a house. The electrical box then sparked.
According to a neighbor, electric flickered in their home for a several minutes.
The Ameren employee said the electrical box burned itself out and could have easily caught the house on fire.