Stations 1, 2 & 3 were paged for a structure fire last Friday afternoon on 22nd street in Cloquet. Upon arrival moderate amounts of light grey smoke was found in the residence and it was determined that food had burned on the stove.
The house was ventilated of smoke and the gentleman agreed to let us come back and replace his decades old smoke detectors. None were working when the food had burned. We also outfitted him with a carbon monoxide detector. All the units were given to the CAFD through a grant and installed by the on duty crew. The CAFD would like to remind you "if you cook stay and look." Kitchen fires are the leading cause of fire in both Minnesota and the U.S.