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Fire damages Chapel Hill home

Posted September 5, 2010 9:10 a.m. EDT

— Chapel Hill fire investigators say that food left unattended on a stove caused a blaze that damaged a home early Sunday.

Firefighters said flames were coming out the roof of the home at 140 Lincoln Lane when crews arrived at 1:50 a.m. The fire was brought under control within 10 minutes.

The resident was not a home at the time, and no one was injured, fire officials said.

The kitchen received fire damage, and smoke damage was reported throughout the home. Fire officials estimated damage to the structure and its contents at $35,000.

Investigators cautioned that cooking mistakes are the leading cause of home fires.