Fire investigators believe an outside cooking device left unattended under a patio cover started the fire. It caught the wood roof on the patio cover on fire which spread to the trees, the backyard and vehicles. Within a few minutes there was a massive, fast moving fire.
An elderly lady, who lived in one of damaged homes on Sherrill Ave was treated for minor smoke inhalation on scene and released. 16 people were displaced by the fire.
A fire engine will stay on scene until Tuesday morning to keep watch over the block in case there is a flare up.