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Burnt food incident caught before becoming a severe incident


While Chief 5 and Special Unit 5 were on a previous pole fire, a resident returned home to find an apartment filled with smoke and detectors alerting. Resident approached the chief and advised him that he received a call from a family member for lunch and forgot he was cooking when he left the apartment. Chief 5 investigated and found an apartment charged with smoke. Chief 5 requested Ladder 5-44 to return to the area for ventilation.