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Fire crews quickly doused a Payson kitchen fire on Thursday despite the long distance to the nearest fire hydrant.

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Cook’s nightmare

Wife rolls her wheelchair-bound husband of 50 years away from burning home

A lifelong passion for cooking went up in smoke Wednesday night with a bag of frozen french fries. Eilene Lucas, 74, said she was preparing dinner for her husband Bill before the television show “Survivor” started at 7 p.m. when an untended pot of oil caught fire and quickly spread to the rest of the kitchen.


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