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Kitchen fire on Wenonah Street causes $25k in damages

2 years 3 months 1 week ago Tuesday, November 16 2021 Nov 16, 2021 November 16, 2021 10:01 AM November 16, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Personnel with the Baton Rouge Fire Department were called to a house fire in north Baton Rouge, Tuesday morning.

The fire broke out at a residence within the 3400 block of Wenonah Street shortly before 10 a.m. and officials say the blaze was the result of a grease fire in the home's kitchen.

No one was injured during the incident, but the fire caused an estimated $25,000 in damages. 

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the number one cause of house fires is unattended cooking.

One study says that almost half -44 percent- of reported home fires started in the kitchen; sixty-six percent of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.

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