French fries lead to Pointe North fire

Smoke pours out of the back of the home on Pointe North Boulevard. / Sean Streicher

The Albany Fire Department responded shortly after noon to a grease fire in the 2600 block of Pointe North Boulevard.

The resident told fire officials that he was cooking french fries and the grease became too hot and ignited. He tried to put it out himself, but he was unable to, leading him to call the fire department.

"The pan itself caught on fire and spread quickly through the kitchen, so he did the right thing and exited the kitchen and gave us a call," said battalion chief, Kelly Harcrow.

Fire officials say that damage was isolated to the kitchen, but power had to be cut to the home.

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