Westbrook, MA – Fire sprinklers extinguish kitchen apartment fire; No injuries reported

The Red Cross says it is helping 11 people after a fire in Westbrook Sunday.

Firefighters were called to the Larrabee Village housing complex on Liza Harmon Drive at about 1:15 Sunday and found a kitchen fire in a fourth-floor apartment. They said flames started on a stovetop and spread upward.

Firefighters said the automatic sprinkler system in the kitchen put the fire out before they arrived. Crews worked quickly to contain water damage.

No one was hurt, but there was some cleaning work to be done.

The exact cause of the fire was under investigation Monday morning.

Larrabee Village offers one-bedroom subsidized apartments with kitchenettes, primarily for those age 62 and older.

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