Published: Feb 07, 2011 7:51 PM EST
Updated: Feb 07, 2011 4:52 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla - A kitchen fire at a Southwest Cape residence Monday morning  that caused $25,000 damage has been ruled accidental. 

At 6:56 a.m., Cape Fire Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a fire at 2201 SW 1st Avenue.  Fire crews arrived on scene within minutes and were able to knock down the fire quickly.  All occupants had exited the home prior to the arrival of the firefighters.  There were no injuries.

An investigation by Cape Coral Fire Inspector Michael Burkhart found that the fire originated in the kitchen, and the heat source was a cooking appliance (stove).  The building was red-tagged by the City’s building inspector, and Red Cross responded to assist the home’s occupants.