Tucson Fire Station #3

The fire truck at station No. 3 is smaller than the department’s other engines, so it can fit the apparatus bay.

The Tucson Fire Department returned from a call to find the station filled with smoke and a fire on the kitchen stove, Saturday evening.

The Station 11 crew put out the flames with a fire extinguisher. Other units assisted in confirming the fire was actually out.

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The firefighters had been cooking dinner when they were dispatched on a call and didn't turn off the stove. The fire damaged cabinets and the ceiling and there was smoke damage throughout the main area of the station.

Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at dkhmara@tucson.com or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara

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Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.