DaytonaBeach Fire Department responded to the 900 block of Millard Court for areported kitchen fire just before 1pm on Friday.
When firecrews arrived on the scene, heavy smoke was seen coming from the two-storyconcrete structure. Firefighters made entry to the structure and found heavyflames coming from the kitchen and living room areas.
Initial reports on scenestated that a resident was preparing to cook when the fire started. Uponfurther investigation into the cause of the fire, it was found that theresident left the kitchen for unknown reasons and returned to find the kitchencompletely engulfed in flames.
Firefighters battled the intense heat and flamesto confine the majority of the fire damage to the first floor. Fire crews didfind extension to the second floor and in the roof but was able to stop furtherfire spread and minimize damage.
At the time of the fire, there was a pet puppy and resident inside thehome who all were able to escape without injury. The resident indicated theirfamily would be staying with relatives in the area. Firefighters estimatedamages to be around $75,000.00.
No injuries were reported on scene. One personwas evaluated on scene for an unrelated medical issue.