Turkey fryer causes Columbus house fire
Fri, 27 Nov 2009 03:18:50 GMT —
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in Ohio say a turkey fryer caused a house to catch fire as the homeowner was preparing a Thanksgiving meal.
Columbus firefighters who responded the scene Thursday say no one was injured.
The turkey fryer was set up outside the house near the backdoor. Capt. Mike Zuber said a propane tank had a worn hose that caused a gas leak, sparking the blaze.
The fire spread to a nearby wood pile and a pickup truck.
Zuber said the homeowner, whose identity wasn't immediately released, was cooking a holiday meal. One other family member was home at the time.
Firefighters contained the fire to the back of the two-story house. Damage was estimated at $15,000.
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