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Conklin Kitchen Catches Fire After Resident Falls Asleep

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Fire crews were called to a home in Conklin last night after reports of a house fire.

Crews said the fire was caused by cooking.

A neighbor told said the person in the home had fallen asleep with the stove on.

"There was something on the stove cooking I believe and the flames got too high and started the fire," said Kelley Stewart, "The gentleman there had fallen asleep and didn't hear it."

Fire crews said only one person was at home at the time of the fire and they were not harmed.

Crews also said only minor damage was done to the kitchen.