Kitchen fire damages house on La Crosse’s north side

The fire ignighted as a result of inattentive cooking, La Crosse FD says

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – A home on Saint Andrews Street suffered damage from an apparent kitchen fire Tuesday night.

Crews arrived at 527 St Andrew Street shortly before 9:00pm and saw smoke coming from the lower apartment’s kitchen area. Firefighters extinguished the fire quickly, which was contained to the area surrounding the stove. All residents, including pets, were able to get out and no injuries were reported, according to the fire department. Investigators found inattentive cooking on the stove to be the cause of the fire. In total, 20 La Crosse fire personnel were on scene.

The Red Cross assisted two adults displaced by the fire by providing lodging, meals and health resources. Coincidentally, they say, the Red Cross is working with the La Crosse Fire Department to install free smoke alarms and work with residents to develop escape plans. Find more information here, or call (608) 232-7468.

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