JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Jefferson County home was destroyed early Sunday morning in a three-alarm fire.
Around 12:30 Sunday morning, the homeowner smelled smoke and quickly reacted.
The woman, her children and their pets were able to escape the blaze, which took 50 firefighters to extinguish.
The homeowner forgot to turn the gas off on her barbecue grill after using it Saturday night, which could be to blame for the fire.
An investigation into the fire is ongoing.