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UPDATE: Kitchen Fire Sends Man to Hospital

Firefighters on Wednesday contained a small kitchen fire at an apartment on Chestnut Street, off North Livermore Avenue.

A man was taken to a hospital Wednesday night after a small fire erupted in a kitchen at an apartment on Chestnut Street, off North Livermore Avenue, officials said.

At around 5:40 p.m. emergency crews were sent to the area near North I Street for a report of a possible structure fire, Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Battalion Chief Chris Johnson.

The small blaze was contained shortly after fire crews arrived on scene.

A cause of the fire is under investigation, but it appeared the small blaze was due to a cooking incident.

The man taken to the hospital was treated for smoke inhalation, officials said.

There are unconfirmed reports that the man taken to the hospital evacuated children from the apartment during the blaze and attempted to put out the fire with buckets of water.

Robert February 09, 2012 at 06:51 AM
Glad to hear it wasn't a major deal, and that no one was seriously hurt!
StephanK February 09, 2012 at 08:21 AM
I'd encourage people to have a fire extinguisher handy, water buckets in a kitchen fire can have bad results. Glad this person got the children out okay, hoping for a speedy recovery. Regards
Terry Givens February 09, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Nice job LPFD!!!!
RU11550 February 09, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Water and grease never mix. Always a good idea to have a fire extinguisher handy. Glad nobody was seriously hurt. Good job to all first responders at the scene.
Robert February 09, 2012 at 09:58 PM
LPFD is awesome!

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