One person displaced after Ledyard kitchen fire

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Ledyard — A kitchen fire that broke out Saturday evening at 1680 Center Groton Road displaced one person but resulted in no injuries, Ledyard Fire Chief Jonathan Mann said.

The fire department got a call reporting a kitchen fire about 6:38 p.m., he said. The building is a duplex, he said. Police arrived first and used a garden hose to keep the fire under control under firefighters arrived.

Both the Ledyard and Gales Ferry departments responded, and with the help of police, the fire was knocked down in 5 to 10 minutes, Mann said.

The Ledyard Fire Marshal's Office will be investigating the cause of the fire. Mann said it caused minor damage to the kitchen of Apartment B but extensive smoke damage throughout, meaning the resident of that unit will be displaced and get assistance from the American Red Cross.

Mann said the other unit was empty at the time of the fire and nobody was displaced from that apartment.

e.moser@theday.com

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