Tuesday, June 18, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A Columbia firefighter rushing to a call during a thunderstorm left a pot of grease on a stove that caused a blaze in the kitchen of a fire station.
Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins said sprinklers helped contain the blaze Monday evening before firefighters could get back to the station, but the fire still caused $20,000 in damage.
Jenkins says the fire station was empty when the grease caught fire because all the firefighters were responding to several call during a thunderstorm.
The fire chief says he knows some people might laugh at a firefighter causing a fire. But Jenkins says it shows fires can happen anywhere and no one is immune from a careless mistake that might spark a blaze.
(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)
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