Neighbors extinguish cooking oil fire that displaced one - Tucson News Now

Neighbors extinguish cooking oil fire that displaced one

Smoke damage from cooking oil fire. (Source: Tucson Fire Department) Smoke damage from cooking oil fire. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
(Source: Tucson Fire Department) (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
Smoke damage (Source: Tucson Fire Department) Smoke damage (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A woman is without her apartment Thursday, after cooking oil flashed while it was warming up and set the kitchen cabinets on fire in the 4800 block of East Pima.  

According to Tucson Fire Department officials the woman was warming up the oil when she went into a bedroom to rest, she was awakened an unknown time later to her home filled with smoke. She was able to safely get out of her apartment. 

Neighbors called 911 to report smoke, but no one was certain where the smoke was coming from.  According to TFD once the residents were able to locate the apartment where the fire was, they entered and put out the fire with three extinguishers.  

Firefighters arrived on scene and pulled down drywall to confirm the fire was completely out.  

One person was assessed for mild smoke inhalation, but they did not require additional medical treatment.  No other injuries were reported. 

Management at the apartment was working with the resident to move her to a vacant unit in the same complex. 

There is no estimate on damage to the apartment. 

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