BOONVILLE – The cause of an early Tuesday afternoon home fire on McRoberts Street has been deemed electrical in nature by the Boonville Fire Department.

The BFS received the call at 2:32 p.m., which prompted a two hour and eight minute battle.  

Assistance was given by the Boonville Police Department and Cooper County Sheriff’s Office during the incident.

Upon responding to the call the home’s inhabitants were not at home.

Early on, smoke could be seen coming out of the main floor of the home. Firefighters entered through the basement of the home to battle the fire. Traffic was also prohibited from entering the area because water was being pumped from a hydrant nearby.