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Cause of DeKalb kitchen fire remains unknown

DeKALB – The cause of a kitchen fire Wednesday in a DeKalb home remains unknown as fire crews continue to investigate the incident.

DeKalb Fire Department was dispatched about 12:28 p.m. Wednesday to 427 N. 14th St. after the homeowner called 911 to report of a structure fire.

It took crews eight minutes to control the fire, which started as a “smoldering fire on the kitchen countertop” and caused $30,000 in damages, according to a city of DeKalb news release. Smoke could be seen from the two story, single family home, but the fire damage was contained to the kitchen, the release states.

Damages included kitchen appliances and windows, DeKalb Fire Chief Eric Hicks said.

There were no injuries, but the family has been displaced.

Red Cross also was called to the scene to assist the occupants of the home. Crews were at the scene for about an hour and 30 minutes.

Crews will continue to work with investigators to find a cause, Hicks said.

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