Hoverboard being blamed for Cape Girardeau apartment fire

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO — A hoverboard battery is being blamed for a fire at a Cape Girardeau apartment.

The Cape Girardeau Fire Department was called to a fire at 2842 Independence apartment 14 just before 5:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Crews arrived and were able to contain the fire to the room it started in. There was one adult and three kids in the apartment at the time of the fire.

The fire started from a battery operated hoverboard that was being charged from a wall outlet. Firefighters says the lithium battery overheated and caught on fire.

Damage to the apartment is estimated at $10,000.

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