Champaign house fire starts on kitchen stove

CHAMPAIGN — A stove fire that got out of hand caused an estimated $10,000 damage to a home on Champaign's north side Tuesday evening.

Champaign firefighters were called to a single story home at 511 Alabama Ave., C, at 6 p.m. Tuesday. When firefighters arrived two minutes later, they found a lot of smoke coming from the home.

According to a fire department report, a woman was cooking in the kitchen when the stove fire got out of control.

The woman escaped from the house unharmed, and no firefighters were injured. Two dogs that were in the back yard were also unharmed.

Firefighters had the fire under control by 6:08 p.m.

The owner of the home was listed as Bruce E. Green of Champaign.

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