Officials: Cooking leads to fire that damages home

KINSTON, LENOIR COUNTY - A Kinston man accidentally set his kitchen on fire while cooking early Wednesday morning, officials said.

The fire happened at about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday at a home on the 1300 block of Airlee Drive.

One man was cooking inside the home when the blaze started, fire officials told NewsChannel 12.

There were no injuries reported. Fire officials said the kitchen suffered major damage, and heavy smoke damage was evident throughout the entire house.

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