A small fire broke out in a studio apartment kitchen on Tuesday afternoon, and one person was displaced, according to authorities.

The fire occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Smoketree Drive and was partially extinguished by residents when the El Centro Fire Department arrived, said El Centro Fire Battalion Chief Cedric Cesena.

Staff Writer Chelcey Adami can be reached at 760-337-3452 or cadami@ivpressonline.com

I covered the border and Calexico for two-and-a-half years but am now the courts and crime reporter. I studied journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and previously worked as a staff photographer in Austin, Dallas, Costa Rica and rural Oklahoma.

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