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Cooking mishap starts kitchen fire at apartment

July 17, 2008

The St. Francis Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire in a 30-unit apartment complex in the 4500 block of South Whitnall Avenue about 9:30 p.m. July 11.

Fire Chief Franklin Lockwood said the fire resulted from a cooking mishap. A 45-year-old St. Francis man suffered minor burns to his hands and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Cudahy, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee and Greenfield fire departments also responded to the fire, which was quickly extinguished. Damage is estimated at less than $1,000.

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