Mother and children lose use of residence after kitchen fire
A mother and two young children were displaced from their home after a fire that started on a stove quickly spread to the kitchen leading to a burnt-out kitchen and extensive smoke and water damage to their second-floor apartment.
The mother and her children were at home at the time of the fire and evacuated safely.
City Fire Chief Steve Napolitano said the fire cause $10,000 to $25,000 damage and the apartment wouldn't be fit for habitation until the kitchen is rebuilt and there is extensive, deep cleaning in the rest of the apartment.
A downstairs apartment sustained minor water damage and the residents have been allowed to remain.
The fire was reported at 136 Pearl St., Batavia, just after 1:30 p.m.
"Crews did an outstanding job of containing the fire with little or no extension into the attic or the rest of the structure," Napolitano said.
The Salvation Army is assisting the mother and her children.