Kitchen Fire Causes Significant Damage to Residence on Students Home Road

January 4, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
Home of Jeff and Amanda Carter Damaged by Kitchen Fire
County firefighters preparing to attack fire at Carter Home

A kitchen fire Thursday caused significant damage to the home of Jeff and Amanda Carter at 2480 Students Home Road.

Central dispatch received the call at 12:07 p.m.

County Fire Chief Donny Green told WJLE that the fire started while the Carter's were away. When Mr. Carter returned home he saw smoke coming from the vents on the house and called for help.

Members of the Keltonburg, Blue Springs, and Main Stations responded along with manpower from the Short Mountain Highway station of the county fire department.

Firefighters entered the home and found that the blaze had started on a kitchen cabinet. The cause is undetermined. The small blaze was confined to the kitchen although the living room received some water damage. Smoke spread throughout other areas of the home. No one was injured.

Officers of the Sheriff's Department and DeKalb EMS were also on the scene.

Meanwhile, the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small fire at the laundrymat on West Broad Street Thursday at 11:06 a.m.

Fire Chief Charlie Parker told WJLE that clothes in a dryer caught fire. The blaze also caused some damage to the wall behind the dryer. The fire was quickly snuffed out and no one was injured.

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