After a grease fire started in the kitchen of a mobile home Wednesday morning in South Monmouth, a woman was able to contain the blaze effectively by the time firefighters arrived, but the fire burned her right hand in the process.

The blaze was reported at 10:58 a.m., and firefighters from Monmouth and several surrounding towns went to the home at 100 Route 126, near the Litchfield town line, said Lt. Rance Reny of the Monmouth Fire Department.

Smoke was coming out of the home’s front door, but the woman inside, Jen Adams, 31, “had pretty much knocked it down when we got here,” Reny said. “We just went in with a water can and extinguished it.”

Adams was taken to the hospital for treatment of burns on her right hand, which Reny described as “a minor injury.”

The fire was contained in the kitchen and did minor damage to the stove and kitchen cabinets. The state fire marshal’s office was investigating the fire’s cause, but it did not appear suspicious, Reny said.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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Twitter: @ceichacker

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