Airdrie Fire Department responds to kitchen fire

October 3, 2013. Airdrie, AB – On Wednesday, October 2 at approximately 6:15 p.m. the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) responded to the report of a structure fire at 135 Coopers Hill.

The residents used their home fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire and limit damage. Once on scene, fire crews quickly ventilated the home and checked the area for fire extension. Smoke and heat damage to the kitchen is estimated at approximately $1,500. There are no injuries to report. There were five AFD apparatus and 16 firefighters on scene.

The AFD Fire Investigator has determined the cause of the fire was grease in a wok on the stove. Kitchen fires remain one of the leading causes of fires in the home and the AFD reminds the public of the importance of being attentive and safe while cooking. Never leave the stove or oven unattended when in use.

The Airdrie Fire Department invites residents to learn more about preventing events such as these during Fire Prevention Week, October 5 - 11, 2013. This year’s theme is Prevent Kitchen Fires.

AFD will kick off Fire Prevention Week with Fire Safety Day on Saturday, October 5 at Chinook Winds Fire Station from 1 – 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free, family-friendly event.

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Media contact:

Linda Masson
Deputy Chief, Airdrie Fire Department
City of Airdrie
(403) 948-8882

 

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