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Costly kitchen fire in Leamington

The Leamington Fire Department is reminding people to not leave combustible items on or near stove tops or heating devices, even if you think they are off.

Fire officials said a kitchen fire on Mersea Road 1 near the Leamington Airport Wednesday afternoon caused $15,000 in damage. They said the burner was accidentally turned on.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.