PEI

Kensington house fire causes family of 6 to flee

A family escaped injury after a house fire early Wednesday morning near Kensington.

Kitchen destroyed in blaze, house is heavily smoke damaged

The kitchen of a house in Kensington, P.E.I., was destroyed after a fire early Wednesday morning. (Kensington Fire Department)

A family escaped injury after a house fire early Wednesday morning near Kensington, P.E.I.

Kensington Fire Department officials said they were called to the house on the Blue Shank Road at around 6 a.m.

A woman had placed a clothes basket near the stove, said officials. She left the room and when she came back, the kitchen was in flames.

The woman, her husband, four children, and family pets got out safely.

Fire officials said it took about 15 minutes to knock out the fire.

They said the kitchen was destroyed and the rest of the house received heavy smoke damage.

The provincial fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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