Binghamton firefighters were called to a high-rise apartment building on the city's West Side when a blaze broke out in a kitchen.

The alarm at the River House Apartments at 38 Front Street came in at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Fire department duty chief Michael Griffis said the blaze was in a fourth-floor apartment of the structure.

The fire was caused when someone was preparing a baked potato in a microwave oven.

Griffis said the blaze contained to the oven. He said the fire generated a moderate amount of smoke that filled a hallway.

Firefighters used fans to ventilate the smoke from the seven-story building which has about 60 apartments.

No injuries were reported and no residents of the building were evacuated.

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