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Oven fire forces family from East Franklin home

| Monday, May 3, 2010

EAST FRANKLIN -- A mother and her children were forced from their home Sunday when their Firehouse Lane home filled with smoke.

Carrie Crissman, her five children and one of her children's friends were at home while Crissman was using the self-cleaning feature on her oven.

"I had dinner in the crock pot, so I figured I would clean the oven," Crissman said. "Next thing I knew, there was thick smoke coming from the oven and filling the house."

Fire crews from East Franklin Township, Applewold and West Kittanning were on scene within minutes and were able to contain the fire to the oven.

East Franklin fire chief Mark Feeney said crews were able to unhook the oven and move it outside. He said there was no damage to home, other than minor smoke damage.

Crews were on scene for about a half hour using fans to remove the thick smoke from the home. No injuries were reported.

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