Cooking oil left on a stove caused a fire that damaged the kitchen of a south side home on Monday.

Photo courtesy of Tucson Fire Department.

Cooking oil on the stove caused a fire that destroyed a kitchen and displaced the home’s resident, Tucson Fire officials said.

At about 1:30 p.m. Monday, firefighers were called to a house in the 5000 block of South Cherry Avenue, near East Irvington Road.

Firefighters found smoke and flames coming from the kitchen and the home’s resident said she had been heating up cooking oil in the kitchen when she went into the living room.

When she returned to the kitchen it was on fire. She called 911 and was told to leave the house.

Crews needed about eight minutes to get the fire under control. There were no injuries.

A damage estimate was not available, but the kitchen suffered extensive damage.