May 12, 2013 11:55 AM by Scott Oathout

Oil left unattended caused kitchen fire

TUCSON- A fire damaged the kitchen of a town home in midtown Saturday night.

Captain Barrett Baker with Tucson Fire says the resident was heating oil to cook, when the oil flashed.

The resident called 9-1-1 reporting that the pan had caught fire, but the fire was out.

A second call was made to 9-1-1 stating that the kitchen was on fire.

The resident was told to evacuate.

Firefighters saw heavy black smoke coming from the town home when they arrived near Prince and Tucson.

Crews cut a hole in the roof to allow the smoke to escape and cool down the interior.

They confined the fire to the kitchen and prevented it from spreading to neighboring homes.

No injuries were reported.

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