News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Kitchen Fire on Starr King Circle
Contact : Chris Woodard, Battalion Chief    (650) 329-2615

Palo Alto CA -- On Tuesday August 2, 2011 at 10:22 a.m., the Palo Alto Fire Department (PAFD) responded to a reported residential kitchen fire on the 3700 block of Starr King Circle. When Engine 5 arrived they observed smoke coming from the rear of the building.

The fire was extinguished by the residents using a garden hose. Fire still remained inside the hood piping. The Fire crew used a CO2 extinguisher to ensure the fire was out and Truck-6 cut through the roof to check for fire extension. The fire was isolated to the kitchen, but smoke damage was throughout the living and dining rooms. Approximate damage is undetermined.

The home was occupied at the time of the fire and PAPD assisted the residents with evacuation.

The response included Palo Alto Fire Engines 4, 5, 2, Truck-6, Medics, and the Battalion Chief -6.