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Cooking oil starts house fire, causing $40K in damage

Aug. 23, 2011

A home in the 700 block of Oakwood Lane caught fire because cooking oil was left unattended, according to City of Brookfield firefighters.

According to a Fire Department press release:

Firefighters responded to the home at 770 Oakwood Lane about 6 p.m. and discovered smoke billowing from the front door and kitchen windows.

The owner was at home and said nobody was inside.

Unattended cooking oil started the top of the stove on fire.

Damage to the home is estimated at $40,000. The fire was contained to the kitchen, but the rest of the home was damaged by smoke.

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