Update: Short-lived fire call in Highland Park blamed on potato

6:29 AM: Firefighters have responded to a house-fire call in the 8600 block of 9th SW. We’re on the way to find out what’s happening.

6:37 AM: The call has closed on the 911 log and no crews remain, so apparently nothing major.

9:14 AM: We checked with SFD spokesperson Kyle Moore, who explains: “It was an overheated potato in the microwave.” Smoke, but no fire.

P.S. Moore points out that cooking food, left unwatched, is the #1 cause of residential fires.

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5 Replies to "Update: Short-lived fire call in Highland Park blamed on potato"

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    Ian February 27, 2013 (6:33 am)

    Just came back from reading the updates of last night. Hope this one is not as bad.

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      WSB February 27, 2013 (6:36 am)

      It closed a minute ago and our arriving crew finds no one there – so apparently a false alarm.

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    mehatemejob February 27, 2013 (4:53 pm)

    Now that’s a “HOT POTATO”!

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    mehatemejob February 27, 2013 (7:07 pm)

    I’m glad no one was hurt!

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    AJP February 28, 2013 (10:56 pm)

    I nominate this as a contestant for headline of the year!

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