Unattended Food On Stove Causes Greenville Apartment Fire

Fire investigators say food left unattended on the stove caused an apartment fire Sunday night that injured one person.

Greenville Fire/Rescue was called to Ridge Place around 8:00 p.m. Everyone safely made it outside, but one adult was transported to Vidant Medical Center for observation.

Firefighters say unattended cooking fires is the #1 cause of house fires in the United States. They remind residents if you're frying, grilling or broiling food, that if you leave your kitchen to turn off the stove.

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One person was taken to the hospital following a Greenville apartment fire.

Pitt County 911 says that crews were dispatched to Ridge Place around 8:00 p.m. Sunday night.

We’re told that one person was taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is not known.

We have a call into Greenville Fire & Rescue for more details.