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A kitchen fire Wednesday left a Jamestown resident without a home, at least for one night, according to the Jamestown Fire Department. At 4:22 p.m., Stutsman County Communications Center dispatched the Fire Department to 1105 16th St. SW, on a report of smoke coming from the residence. Five trucks and 28 firefighters responded, according to Lt. Sheldon Mohr of the Fire Department. “The fire was contained in the kitchen area and there was smoke throughout the home,” Mohr said. “There was significant damage.” The Fire Department cleared the scene at 5:17 p.m. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation, Mohr said. The resident of the home and a guest arrived at the residence and said there was a dog in the home. A neighbor said the dog had been retrieved and kept at another residence. American Red Cross volunteers Jeff and Nancy Wolsky were at the scene, said Gretchen Hjelmstad, chief communications officer for the American Red Cross Dakotas Region office in Fargo. Emergency lodging was provided through the Rooms for Red Cross program, she said. In the program, local hotels donate rooms for people affected by home fires or other disasters, she said. The resident of the home has insurance and just needed a place to stay for the night, and additional services are available if needed, she said. “We are thankful that our Red Cross volunteers were able to respond so quickly to provide those affected with a safe, warm place stay for the night,” Hjelmstad said. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
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