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Allentown FD reports fire at apt. on Sherwood Court

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown Fire Department is reporting that a fire broke out at Hidden Village apartments on Sherwood Court.

The fire was reported to the fire department at about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Reports say the fire started in the kitchen of a second floor apartment at 1720 Sherwood Ct.

Officials say unattended food on the stove caught fire, and damage was contained to the kitchen cabinet area in the apartment.

There were some brief evacuations but everyone was allowed back in shortly after the fire was placed under control, fire officials said.

Crews had to force their way into a few apartments on the second and third floors, but they were able to knock the fire down in 10 minutes.

Eye witnesses say there was heavy smoke damage but every one was evacuated safely.

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