Beaver Dam Kitchen Fire Results In Minor Fire, Smoke Damage

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department extinguished a kitchen fire Thursday evening. Crews responded to 130 James Street at 8:21pm to reports of an air fryer on fire. On arrival, smoke was coming from the lower level of the two-story, single-family home. All occupants were out of the house on arrival except for the homeowner’s cats, which were rescued by firefighters. The small fire was contained to the kitchen area with minimal damage. There was smoke damage throughout the house. The flames were brought under control within minutes of crews arriving on the scene. The ignition source was the air fryer, but Deputy Fire Chief Matt Christian says it is not known why the device ignited. The air fryer was not cooking food at the time the incident was reported but was used to prepare food prior to the incident. There were no injuries reported. The home is owned by Brittany Kachterberg. The scene was cleared in about one hour.