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Turkey Smoker May Have Started Home Fire Near Desoto

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO. (KTVI) – A family’s home is destroyed on Thanksgiving, while the family was away from their home near Desoto, Missouri.  The fire broke out around 1:50 pm on Klondike Road, off Highway E, just south of Desoto.

The Desoto Fire District responded to the fire, calling in a two alarm fire once they arrived on scene.  The volunteer firemen had to battle wind and the lack of water to put out the blaze, using a near-by lake to get water.

The home was a total loss and a neighboring home suffered damage to its roof and siding.

Three firefighters were slightly injured and treated on scene.

Fire officials are looking at an electric turkey smoker as a possible cause of the fire.