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Fire destroys Lee County kitchen

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

January 2, 2008

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Flames swept through a Lee County kitchen this afternoon after a pan of grease caught fire.

The fire started just before 6:00 Friday at a duplex in the 100 block of Ravenwood Court, off Philema Road.

Firefighters tell us the man who lives there was cooking when the fire started.

He ran out and called for help, firefighters from Lee County and Lee State prison responded.

"The occupant was attempting to cook in the kitchen, was cooking some french fries from what we understand some grease got onto the eye of the stove and flared up. He ran around looking for the phone and couldn't find it so he did the correct thing exited the house and went to the next door neighbor," said Capt. Kelly Harcrow, Lee County Fire Department.

Firefighters say all the damage was confined to the B-side of the duplex.

They say the kitchen and all the appliances was a total loss.

The rest of the house had smoke damage.

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