Grease buildup blamed for stove fire in Ypsilanti Township home
A build up of grease near a burner that was turned on is being blamed for a stove fire in Ypsilanti Township Friday evening.
The fire occurred at 1530 Ecorse Road just before 7 p.m. When the Ypsilanti Township Fire Department arrived at the home, a resident had used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. The house was filled with smoke, and the stove was damaged as well as the wall behind it and the cabinets above it.
No one was injured. The residents were alerted to the fire by a smoke detector. The residents say no one was cooking, but the fire investigator believes that one of the burners had been turned on.
Volunteers from the Washtenaw-Lenawee County Chapter of the American Red Cross assisted the family of five with food and infant supplies as well as lodging for the night.
Lisa Carolin is a freelance reporter.