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Fire leaves area home unlivable
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Argyle firefighters remove equipment from a home Monday after responding to a house fire on Klondike Road in Jordan township, northwest of Monroe. No one was injured in the fire.
MONROE - A home in Jordan township was left unihabitable after a morning fire, Monday.

No one was injured after the fire started at about 9 a.m. at N4186 Klondike Road, just north of Highway 81, a property owned by Robert Davis.

Browntown Fire Chief Dave Plath said the fire started in the kitchen. He described the cause of the fire as a "cooking mishap." Plath said the owner of the house either left a pan of grease on the stove or spilled some grease.

Davis couldn't explain exactly how the fire started, Plath said.

The kitchen and dining area were heavily damaged by the fire and the rest of the home received extensive smoke damage, he said.

No estimate of loss was available, but Plath said the home isn't livable.

Green County Sheriff Randy Roderick said though no injuries were reported, a cat died in the fire.

The Browntown Fire Department was called to the scene at 9:05 a.m., followed three minutes later by a call to the Argyle Fire Department. A tanker squad from the Monroe Fire Department was then called at 9:17 a.m.

Firefighters were on the scene for about two hours.