Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- Rochester Firefighters fought a kitchen fire that broke out Monday afternoon. 

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A news release from the Rochester Fire Department says crews responded to the fire call at a home in the 2500 block of 15th Ave. Northwest. A neighbor reported seeing smoke and flames coming from the back of the house shortly after 12:30 p.m. 

Responding crews found the kitchen fully involved in the fire and were told the occupants had exited the home. Firefighters worked to knock down the kitchen fire and searched the structure to ensure it was empty. 


The news release says one occupant was treated for smoke inhalation and was not transported from the scene for further care. The Rochester Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire.

Officials say the kitchen suffered significant smoke and fire damage and that the rest of the home had light smoke damage. The kitchen fire is estimated to have inflicted $50,000 in damages. 

The Rochester Police Department and Mayo Clinic Ambulance also responded to the fire call. 

The news release says kitchen fires cause an average $4.5 million in property damage and are the leading cause of structure fires in Minnesota. Unattended equipment and combustibles near a heat source are the most common causes of kitchen fires, officials say.

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