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Kitchen Fire Causes $75,000 in Damages to Newton Home Monday Night

The Newton Fire Department responded to the fire around 8:15 p.m. Monday.

Two residents were displaced last night after a fire broke out in the kitchen of a Clarendon Street home in Newtonville, the Newton Fire Department reported Tuesday morning. 

Newton firefighters were called to 30 Clarendon St. Monday night at 8:16 p.m. after a passerby reported a home filled with smoke. When crews arrived on scene, they found a fire in the kitchen, according to a press release from the Newton Fire Department.

No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported, the press release said.

Scanner reports from Monday night indicate the fire was knocked down within a half hour of crews arriving on scene. However, the Fire Department press release said the kitchen was fully engulfed in fire, requiring "extensive overhaul" of the walls and ceiling to make sure the fire did not spread.

Crews also ventilated the home and attic after a "considerable amount of smoke" filled the residence. The scene was cleared just before 10:30 p.m.

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Although an official cause of the fire has not been determined, the investigation has focused on flammable materials that had been placed on the stove, which was left on, the press release said.

The fire caused approximately $75,000 in damages, the Fire Department said. The residents were displaced as the department shut off utilities to the home.

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