Kitchen fire sparks in North County home

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A fire broke out in a kitchen and damaged an Oceanside home, authorities said Tuesday.

The noninjury blaze was reported around 5:20 p.m. Monday at a single-story home on Chaparral Way in the Guajome neighborhood just south of state Route 76, Oceanside Fire Battalion Chief Scott Stein said.

The first fire engine arrived roughly eight minutes later and found heavy smoke coming from the home, Stein said.

Crews searched the home and found that no one was inside, then knocked down the flames shortly after 5:40 p.m., he said, adding that the flames were contained to the kitchen.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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