A fire at a home on Starr King Circle caused minor damage and a minor injury to one resident Tuesday morning (Aug. 2), Palo Alto Fire Battalion Chief Chris Woodard said.
The blaze broke out about 10:30 a.m. in the kitchen of an Eichler home in the 3700 block of Starr King Circle near Alma Street and Charleston Road. An object left on the stove melted and caught fire, Woodard said. Three engines, one truck and a medical unit arrived at the scene.
Two occupants tried to fight the fire and were successful with getting the kitchen blaze under control, but the fire spread into the roof area. The fire was confined to the kitchen area and roof, according to Woodard. One occupant received minor burns but did not require hospital treatment, he said.
Firefighters cut a hole into the roof and took out a vent; the fire was extinguished in about two minutes after the first engine company arrived, he said. The value of the damage has not yet been determined, he said.
It is unknown if the occupants can return to the home at this time.