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Small Kitchen Fire Prompts Evacuations at Senior Community Home in La Jolla

Multiple SDFD fire trucks responded to the scene of a small fire at a senior assisted living center

A small kitchen fire broke out on the 21st floor of a retirement community home in La Jolla, prompting evacuations Friday.

It happened around 6:40 p.m. on the 8000 block of Costa Verde Boulevard. According to San Diego Fire Rescue (SDFD), the top three floors of the high rise have been temporarily evacuated.

The fire sparked when a chef sprayed cooking oil into a pan. The pan caught fire, setting off a ceiling fire alarm at Vi, a senior assisted living facility. The cook was slightly injured, according to SDFD.

The fire was quickly extinguished. No other information was immediately available.

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