Stove Fire Damages Kitchen

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Stove Fire Damages Kitchen

A cook-top fire that homeowners had thought was extinguished instead spread stealthily into the range’s exhaust system, necessitating Fire Department involvement.

On Saturday, May 2, at approximately 1:45 p.m., firefighters received a report of a kitchen fire at 57 North Baums Court. Upon arrival, they found that all occupants had exited the home, and there was a heavy smoke condition.

Fire officials learned that there had been a fire, which the homeowner had extinguished with a portable fire extinguisher, involving a pan of oil on the stove cook top. The fire, however, had extended up into the range’s exhaust hood/vent. Firefighters witnessed flames in the exhaust vent above the ceiling and coming out of the vent at the rear of the house.



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