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Firefighters put out kitchen fire in Medina

Staff Reports Posted 9 January 2016 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – Firefighters were dispatched to a kitchen fire at 7:08 p.m. today. Firefighters arrived at 105 Starling Drive to smoke coming from a one-story house.

Crews encountered and quickly extinguished a fire in the kitchen that had extended into the cupboards and wall area. The resident of the house was evaluated by EMS crews on scene and refused transport to a hospital, said Steve Cooley, a Medina firefighter and public information officer.

Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $20,000. The cause appears to be accidental but remains under investigation at this time by Medina fire investigators with assistance from the Medina Police Department. The resident is staying with relatives at this time.

Also assisting on scene were the East Shelby and Lyndonville fire companies.