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Fire Crews Respond to UVA Corner Apartment Complex

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A woman is undergoing hospital treatment Thursday afternoon following an early-morning fire at a Charlottesville apartment complex.

It happened near the University of Virginia Corner and investigators say the fire began in the kitchen. Reports came in just after 1 a.m. for smoke in the GrandMarc apartment building on 15th Street. After fire crews had to force their way into the smoke-filled apartment, they found a woman on the kitchen floor.

Investigators say food was found burning on the stove and it had caused smoke to fill the room. The woman was taken to the UVA Medical Center for minor injuries.

The Charlottesville Fire Department says kitchen fires are the leading cause of fires in homes. This kitchen fire was the second in the city within 24 hours. Firefighters say you should never leave food on the stove unattended and make sure you keep the area around a stove clear of towels or anything that may catch fire.

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