CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A few homes in Cape Girardeau lost power early Monday morning after an unattended barbeque smoker caught fire.
It happened at 709 S. Benton around 6:32 a.m.
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department found flames and smoke coming from a storage shed behind a home when crews arrived on scene.
Crews brought the fire under control within 15 minutes.
Firefighters were on scene until around 8 a.m.
The fire was caused by an unattended barbeque smoker.
Power was also knocked out for several surrounding neighbors’ due to an overhead power line that was damaged from the fire.