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Newport News home condemened after Monday morning kitchen fire

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Dec 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-16 11:05:25-05

Newport News Fire crews responded to a house fire in the 00 block of Astor Drive just after 8:30 a.m.

Units arrived to find light smoke coming from the one-story home.

Two occupants escaped from the home but one suffered a minor burn injury to the hand. They were treated at the scene and were not transported to a hospital.

The fire was under control at 8:55 a.m.

The cause of the fire is being attributed to unattended cooking. Preliminary damage is estimated to be $10,000.

The house has been condemned. The two occupants are displaced but will be staying with relatives.