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(Earl Noble / NTV News)

A homeowner has neighbours to thank after a kitchen fire in the city’s downtown was quickly reported.

At about 6 p.m. a call was placed to the St. John’s Regional Fire Department’s (SJRFD) 911 Communications Centre alerting them to a fire in a neighbouring house. Firefighters responded to the home on Signal Hill Road and found a fire in the kitchen. Crews put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, and used a fan to clear the home of residual smoke.

The minor fire caused minimal smoke and fire damage. SJRFD Platoon Chief Ken Dinn said it’s a good thing the fire was spotted and reported, otherwise they’d have been responding to a much larger incident.

(Earl Noble / NTV News)