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Fire investigators say West Ashley fire started in kitchen

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WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) -- Fire investigators say a Saturday afternoon fire at a West Ashley home started in the kitchen.

According to officials, the fire started near the stove, but fire investigators are still looking into what sparked the fire. 

According to SConFire, an ABC News 4 partner, the fire started around 12:30 p.m. at a home on Ophir Drive. Fire officials said they had the fire under control about 10 minutes later.

The Red Cross is helping the man who lived in the home with money, food and clothing. The Red Cross says it has helped more than 2,700 victims of fires since July 1, 2013.

At one point, the home was 80 percent involved, but it did not take Charleston Fire Department crews long to get the fire under control. 

Charleston Fire Department officials say people should stay in the kitchen when they are frying, grilling, or broiling food. They also said to keep anything flammable away from the stove.

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