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Bayside Assisted-Living Facility Evacuated After Kitchen Fire

No injuries reported in blaze, which caused about $50,000 in damage to the Elizabeth Residence on Port Washington Road.

A Bayside assisted-living facility was evacuated Monday afternoon after smoke from a kitchen fire filled part of the building, fire officials said.

No injuries were reported in the blaze, which occurred at about 2:30 p.m. in a second-floor units of the Elizabeth Residence, 9279 N. Port Washington Road, the North Shore Fire Department said.

Although the fire was quickly extinguished by the facility's sprinkler system, there was still smoke throughout several corridors of the building, so authorities decided to evacuate all residents and staff from the building, the department said.

The fire caused about $50,000 worth of damage to the bulding and contents of the unit, the department said. There was moderate fire damage to the kitchen as well as "extensive" water and smoke damage to the area surrounding the affected unit.

The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation, but the NSFD said a properly functioning sprinkler system prevented the fire from spreading and may have save lives and further property damage.

Tiffany Martin February 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Check out the Auto-Out cooktop fire suppressors. They could have kept the sprinklers from going off and could have saved a lot of money while keeping the residents safe as well. They're about $50 on amazon.com.

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