Two people evacuated safely after kitchen fire at Scott apartment

SCOTT, La. (KPEL News) – A two-storey four-family house had to be evacuated after one of the building’s apartments caught fire on Wednesday morning.

According to the Scott Fire Department, around 9:30 a.m. responders were called to a commercial fire at Marigny Circle in Scott. The first comers noticed smoke coming from the building and examined it. What they found was a serious fire in the kitchen/living room area of ​​the apartment in a ground floor apartment.

Photo credit: Scott Fire Department

Photo credit: Scott Fire Department

Two of the building’s occupants were upstairs but were safely evacuated, Scott FD said. The ground floor apartment where the fire started suffered moderate fire damage to the kitchen/living room area, but the three other apartments in the complex suffered no permanent damage from the fire.

An accident is suspected to be the cause of the fire.

Fire protection in the kitchen

Kitchen fires can be devastating when they get out of control, and an unattended stove is one of the easiest ways things can quickly go wrong.

The state fire brigade website lists several tips for maintaining safety in the kitchen, including:

  • Be alert! If you are tired or have consumed alcohol, do not use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while frying, grilling, cooking or grilling.
  • When you cook, bake, or fry food, check back regularly, stay in the kitchen while food cooks, and use a timer to remind you you’re cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food wrap, towels or curtains — away from your stove.

And if there is a fire in your house, pay attention to:

  • Just go out! When you leave, close the door behind you to contain the fire.
  • After your departure, call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
  • If you try to fight the fire, make sure others get out and you have a clear way out.
  • Keep a lid nearby while cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turning off the stove. Leave the pan covered until completely cool.
  • In the event of an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

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