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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Firefighters Respond to Kitchen Fire on Cobb Lane

SPRINGVILLE - FEBRUARY 15, 2023 - Firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in a residence at 160 Cobb Lane near Springville Wednesday night.

Photo: Firefighters remove smoke from the top level of a home following a kitchen fire

The 911 call reporting the fire came in at 6:59 pm with members of the Perry Township, Marshall Township and Oolitic Fire Departments alerted to the fire.

Photo - Firefighters from Perry Township, Marshall Township and Oolitic Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a residential fire at 160 Cobb Lane Wednesday night

" We had left when the power went out to get something to eat. Apparently, we left one of the burners on. When we got back home, I was met with a large amount of smoke. Using a fire extinguisher, and garden hose we were able to keep the fire confined to the kitchen," said Stacy Strunk the homeowner of the residence.

Strunk was evaluated at the scene by IU Lifeline Ambulance personnel for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.

Firefighters said most of the fire was out on arrival. " The damage was confined to the kitchen area, with smoke damage throughout the home." said Jessica Voorhies Fire Chief Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Firefighters took several minutes making sure the fire was out and did not extend into other parts of the home. Using fans and opening windows of the home firefighters spent several minutes removing smoke, and burnt items from the structure.

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