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Chicken Wings Burn Down Apartment

Cooking chicken wings starts Tampa apartment fire

Posted: 10/10/2010

By: Chad Cookler
TAMPA - A man's attempt to cook chicken wings Sunday afternoon sparked a fire that damaged several Tampa apartments.

According to Tampa Fire Rescue, 23-year-old Zachary Lesinski was frying the wings around 1 p.m. when the grease boiled over onto the stovetop and caught fire.

Lesinski tried to smother the blaze but couldn't so he called 9-1-1 as he ran out his home, located at the Cove Apartments on Westshore Blvd.

Firefighters got the flames under control in about 20 minutes and were able to stop the fire from consuming the entire building.

The fire did moderate damage to Lesinski's apartment and caused some smoke and water damage in 3 other apartments. Damage to the building is estimated at $100,000.

The American Red Cross is helping those displaced by the fire.


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