Fire damages home in Hoonah

    Photo credit to Hoonah Department of Public Safety.

    Hoonah, Alaska (KINY) - A single-family home on Hoonah Court suffered about $10,000 in damage, Hoonah Fire Chief Jason Goins said.

    Chief Goins said the fire call came in at 5 pm Tuesday.  By the time volunteers arrived, the residents and neighbors had been able to knock down the flames.

    Goins said there were no injuries in the blaze.  It appeared the occupant left a pan of oil on the stove unattended, it flared up and started a fire in the kitchen area.  The stove and cabinets were damaged.

    "Don't walk away from boiling oil, just don't, it's a bad thing to do," he added.

    Goins said the family has some painting and cleaning up to do before they can live in the home.

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