Unattended cooking causes fire in Medina apartment

Posted 9 November 2017 at 7:27 am

Press Release, Medina Fire Department, Steve Cooley, public information officer

MEDINA – On Wednesday at 7:58 p.m., the Village of Medina Fire Department along with assistance from the Ridgeway and Lyndonville were dispatched to 101 Elizabeth St. for a reported house fire.

While en route, Medina Engine 11 was updated by a Ridgeway fire officer that all occupants were out of the structure and the upstairs occupant had reported the fire was in the kitchen.

Engine 11 arrived on scene to find smoke coming from the entry door to the upstairs apartment. Crews encountered heavy smoke midway up the staircase but were able to quickly locate the fire and contain it to the room of origin.

The upper apartment suffered smoke damage throughout with the downstairs apartment sustaining water damage. Crews were on scene for 2 1/2 hours, and one firefighter received minor injuries.

Village of Medina fire investigators found the cause of the fire to be unattended cooking. Both tenants will be seeking shelter elsewhere for the time being, one with family and the other tenant will be housed with assistance from the Red Cross.

Thanks to all our mutual aid partners, our police department, the public safety dispatchers as well as the staff from the County Emergency Management Office.

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