Firefighters respond to kitchen fire on Hillcrest Street in Chillicothe


Chillicothe firefighters responded on Saturday afternoon to a stovetop fire at 208 Hillcrest in Chillicothe.

Fire Lieutenant Andy Vaughn said a large pan of water was being boiled on a burner of the electric stove. He described a small buildup of grease under the drip pan that ignited. A lid was placed on top of the burner and it was shut off prior to the fire departments’ arrival.

A smoke ejector fan was used to remove a light haze of smoke.

The owner of the house was listed by firefighters as the Chillicothe Free Methodist Church. The department was at the scene for approximately ten minutes.