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Oven fire quickly put out

Firefighters quickly extinguished an oven fire that temporarily forced dozens of people out of their apartments at Aspen Villas Thursday evening.

Steve Zwirn, a Park City Fire District battalion chief who responded, said nobody was injured. The fire was contained to one first-floor apartment.

According to Zwirn, the apartment earlier in the day was sprayed with insecticide. Before the spraying, somebody put pots and pans in the oven to protect them from the insecticide.

A caregiver later arrived to cook dinner, did not realize the pots and pans were in the oven and turned it on, Zwirn said. The plastic lids and handles on the pots and pans ignited.

The fire was contained to the oven. Zwirn said sprinklers went off, and firefighters put out the fire with an extinguisher.

Thirteen firefighters, three engines and two ambulances responded. Police officers were also summoned. Rush-hour traffic on Kearns Boulevard was slowed outside of Aspen Villas, 1847 Kearns Blvd.

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