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Toaster sparks small fire at a Mitchell residence

Be careful what's on top of the toaster. At approximately 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, a resident at 920 E. Hanson Ave. in Mitchell learned the hard way when a fire started after a plastic container with muffins was placed on top of a toaster. The fire was...

The Mitchell Fire Department and other authorities respond to a call Tuesday morning in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)
The Mitchell Fire Department and other authorities respond to a call Tuesday morning in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Be careful what's on top of the toaster.

At approximately 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, a resident at 920 E. Hanson Ave. in Mitchell learned the hard way when a fire started after a plastic container with muffins was placed on top of a toaster.

The fire was extinguished by the occupants before responders arrived.

"There was quite a bit of smoke," said Mitchell Assistant Fire Chief Paul Morris.

The Mitchell Fire Department responded with one fire truck and five firefighters.

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Firefighters left the scene at approximately 9:32 a.m. after ventilating the smoke. No injuries were reported, but the toaster and kitchen counter were slightly damaged.

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