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St. Amant home destroyed after fire started by self-cleaning oven

6 years 5 months 1 week ago Tuesday, December 20 2016 Dec 20, 2016 December 20, 2016 4:44 PM December 20, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
Image via St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department

ST. AMANT – A home was left destroyed in St. Amant following a fire that was started by a self-cleaning oven.

According to the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department, the homeowner fell asleep on Monday night while the self-cleaning mode on his oven was on. The homeowner woke up to find his home filled with smoke and fire around the stove.

The homeowner ran outside to get a fire extinguisher to try and put out the fire himself. The door to the home was open, causing the fire and flames to grow larger, according to the fire department.

Upon realizing that he could not stop the fire, he called for help. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the home fully engulfed in flames. The home was not able to be saved. The exact location of the home has not been released at the time of this post.

The St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department advises that those using a self-cleaning oven to use with caution and to watch the process as it can cause the oven to smoke and start fires. The department also advises residents to call 911 first if a fire starts in their home and to keep the windows and doors closed as oxygen causes flames to grow. 

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