KITCHEN FIRE DAMAGES EL CAJON APARTMENT

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August 18, 2013 (El Cajon) – At 11:51 p.m. Saturday night, Heartland Fire & Rescue crews in El Cajon, with assistance from Cal Fire, responded to reports of a fire in the 3-hundred block of Wisconsin Avenue. As fire crews arrived on scene, smoke was seen coming from apartment #3, at 314 Wisconsin Avenue. 

As fire crews gained access to the apartment, they found the fire was coming from the kitchen and had the fire out in less than five minutes.  Quick action by firefighters kept the fire from reaching other apartments.  No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries.  Damage has been estimated at $5,000.  

Food left cooking on the stove was determined to be the cause of the fire.   The family of three did return home during the fire incident.  Due to the fire damage, they were displaced and are now staying with friends.