Neighbor with a fire extinguisher saves the day in Turlock

May 20, 2013 

— Authorities are crediting a quick-acting neighbor in Turlock with putting out a kitchen fire before it could do major damage.

According to the Turlock Fire Department, firefighters were sent to a home in the 4600 block of McKenna Drive at 12:26 p.m. Friday. A toaster left on and unattended caught fire, which spread to the nearby cabinets.

Working smoke detectors alerted the occupant, who was outside at the time. A neighbor came to the home with a fire extinguisher and put out the blaze. The neighbor suffered a small burn to a finger.

Damage to the home was estimated at $10,000.

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