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Kitchen fire in East Henrico home Saturday afternoon

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Posted at 5:56 PM, Apr 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-13 07:53:13-04

HENRICO, Va. (WTVR) -- Fire officials arrived and quickly extinguished a kitchen fire at a home in Henrico's East End.

Henrico Fire received a call around 4 p.m. Saturday in the 2900 block of Muncie Road. Units on the scene reported the fire to be a small fire contained in the kitchen of a three story residence. Firefighters had the fire under control within two minutes of arrival and had the fire extinguished within several minutes.

The cause of fire was determined to be accidental. A resident put a pan of grease on the stove to heat it up to cook. The cook left the stove unattended to respond to the doorbell. The grease went up in flames within minutes. A smoke alarm alerted residents of the fire. A resident used a nearby fire extinguisher to control the flames before firefighters arrived.

The home suffered minor smoke and fire damage, but the family will not be displaced due to the fire.