Man escapes home after grease fire
An Amherst man escaped his home late this morning after discovering what appears to have been a grease fire in his kitchen.
The Amherst Fire Department responded to the call at 1 Cedar drive shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, after a 911 call was made from the neighbour's residence. Home owner Norm Pedersen watched from his car with his two dogs while firefighters entered the smoke-filled mobile home.
The fire was likely caused by grease from the stove, according to Pedersen, who was cooking at the time. This information was baxked up after a preliminary investigation from the fire department.