Cooking mishaps were the cause of two simultaneous responses by Maumelle firefighters to 100 Audubon Drive last Friday.
The first call came at approximately 2:48 p.m. when Engine 2, volunteer firefighters and North Little Rock Engine 4 were dispatched for a kitchen fire in Cottage B-1 behind the Audubon Pointe high-rise. The first firefighters on scene reported light smoke coming from the doorway of the residence. After making entry, firefighters found and quickly extinguished a fire on the stovetop. Five volunteer firefighters responded to the scene and assisted with ventilating smoke from the structure.
At 2:58 p.m., a fire alarm sounded on the fifth floor of the main high-rise building. Two career firefighters staffing Engine 1 left the scene of an unrelated incident and responded to assist other firefighters at Audubon Pointe. The source of the alarm was smoke from a plastic lid used to smother a small stovetop fire.
Fire damage was contained to the stove in both incidents.
No injuries to firefighters or residents were reported.