Juneau firefighters report that cooking oil was the cause of a brief kitchen fire at the Marine View Apartments at about 5:20 p.m. Sunday evening.
Capital City Fire and Rescue Division Chief Ed Quinto says the seventh-floor hallway was filled with smoke when firefighters arrived, but the fire was already out.
“It appears that the tenant was inside cooking some food with oil in a pan. The oil caught on fire,” recalled Quinto. “She proceeded to move the pan away from the stove. As she turned around, her napkin – which she was holding the pan with — also caught on fire. So, she ended up spilling the pan and the burning oil on to the rug.”
Quinto says the occupant left the apartment and another occupant of the apartment used an extinguisher to put out the fire.
The fire caused an estimated $4,000 worth of damage.
No injuries were reported.