Kitchen fire damages home

A Newton home was damaged Wednesday after a fire broke out in the kitchen.
Homeowner Casey Wilfong was outside her residence at 4464 Hickory Lincolnton Highway shortly before 11 a.m. when she heard the smoke detector beeping inside her house.
She went back into the single-story home, saw flames in the kitchen near the sink and called 9-1-1.
“You don’t want to know what I was thinking (when I saw the fire),” she said. “You really don’t want to know.”
About 10-15 firefighters from Propst Crossroads and Maiden fire departments arrived on the scene minutes later.
Firefighters saw no flames or smoke coming from the house, but when they opened the door, they were hit with smoke, said Lt. Andrew Dixon with the Propst Crossroads Fire Department.
Firefighters had the smoke under control in about five minutes, and there was little damage to the kitchen, Dixon said.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it does not appear the fire was set intentionally.
Wilfong said she doesn’t know if she’ll be able to remain in her house following the fire damage.
Two engines, two tanker trucks and one equipment truck responded to the fire.
No one was injured.