Grease fire causes $5,000 in damage to west side apartment

Grease fire causes $5,000 in damage to west side apartment

A grease fire at a far west side apartment building on Saturday evening caused $5,000 in damage, the Madison Fire Department said.

Fire department spokesperson Bernadette Galvez said firefighters were called to the 2900 block of Cimarron Trail at 6:04 p.m. for a fire on a stove. Firefighters found smoke coming from a second-floor sliding glass door. When firefighters entered the apartment, they found black smoke banked down to the floor.

Firefighters used a water can to extinguish the fire before checking nearby walls and cabinets for other traces of fire, Galvez said in a news release.

The release said the apartment’s occupant was cooking with oil and left the kitchen to serve food in another room. When the occupant returned, there was a fire on top of the stove, which they tried to smother with a rug.

Damage was confined to the apartment in which the fire occurred, and no one was injured, the release said.