Unclaimed cooking is being blamed after a fire broke out in a house in East London in the early hours of Tuesday.
Firefighters responded to the two-story house on Bonventure Drive just after midnight. Platoon Chief Kirk Loveland says he encountered heavy smoke on his arrival.
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“Cruz made an aggressive internal attack in the house and suffered a fire in the kitchen, so there was a heavy smoke situation throughout the house,” Loveland said, noting that the occupants were evacuated before the crew arrived.
“They continued to conduct primary and secondary searches when someone was in. They did not encounter anyone but they rescued some birds.”
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Investigators have determined that the fire was the result of unbaked cooking.
“The fire was contained in the kitchen, but there was heavy smoke conditions not only throughout the house, but also in the street.”
Loveland says the initial damage is estimated at $ 100,000.
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