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Kitchen Fire On East Rio Road

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Kitchen Fire On East Rio Road

There was a kitchen fire Monday night at a residence off East Rio Road. It happened shortly before 7 p.m. at 1100 Towne Lane, which is across from the Charlottesville Catholic School. A woman who lives there told firefighters she left food cooking on the stove and the power went out. She forgot the burners were in the “on” position, and when the power came back on, the food burned and the fire spread to part of the kitchen. Total damage is estimated at around ten-thousand dollars.