A kitchen fire over the Thanksgiving weekend has left a Belleville family homeless.
Just before noon on Saturday, firefighters responded to a structure fire on Doxtator Drive in the Point Anne residential area.
Belleville firefighters found the blaze “well-involved” and spreading rapidly through the interior of the home and eventually to the roof.
Crews tried to save the home from the fire but it was a total loss, according to Belleville firefighters.
A man sustained burns to his legs, arms and torso area. He was treated at Belleville General Hospital and later released.
Fire officials say the blaze began in the kitchen after vegetable oil caught fire and spread.
The family of three is currently staying with relatives. The damage is estimated to be $250,000.
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