August 9 2016 Kitchen Fire AFD - Response Details

August 10, 2016/ For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 3:26 p.m., the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) responded to the report of a possible structure fire located on Stonegate Drive NW.

Fire crews arrived at the scene of a small, single story, three-unit townhouse with no noticeable smoke or fire conditions showing. Once they made their way through the front door they found light smoke throughout the main level and a small fire burning on the stovetop in the kitchen area. Firefighters isolated power to the appliance and proceeded to extinguish the fire.

Heat and smoke from the blaze damaged the stove top, an overhead microwave and the surfaces of nearby walls and cabinets.

Firefighters thoroughly checked adjacent walls and ceiling with their Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) to ensure the fire had not extended. The air quality was also monitored for carbon monoxide levels.

After investigation the cause of the fire was determined to be combustibles placed on a stove which was accidently turned on. Damage estimates to structure and contents have been placed at $5000.00.

One female patient was assessed and treated by AHS on scene but was not transported.

Four apparatus and twelve firefighters were on scene.

The AFD would like to take this opportunity to remind residents that kitchen fires remain one of the leading causes of fires in the home and to please be attentive and safe while cooking. Never leave the stove or oven unattended when in use and never leave combustible materials on your stovetop.

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