URBANA — Nobody was reported hurt in a kitchen fire at an Urbana apartment Thursday afternoon.
According to a fire department report, Urbana firefighters were called to an apartment building at 2409 Prairie Green Drive at 4:24 p.m. Thursday. When they arrived four minutes later, they found a fire on the stove in a second-floor apartment. The apartment was also full of smoke.
Urbana Fire Chief Mike Dilley said the fire was caused by unattended food on the stove. It was quickly extinguished.
Dilley estimated damage to the apartment at $20,000.
"The apartment will no longer be able to be inhabited," Dilley said. "We want to remind people it is best not to leave food unattended on the stove."
Dilley said a man who lived in the apartment called in the fire and escaped unharmed.