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Keep "ample distance" between cooking appliances and any structures, Brunswick Hills Fire officials say after early Thanksgiving blaze

Fire Chief Anthony Strazzo says to keep "ample distance between your cooking appliance and any structure," at least 10 feet.

BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a previously published, unrelated story.  

The Brunswick Hills Township Fire Department is reminding Northeast Ohioans to remember safety while cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year. 

According to officials, police and fire in Brunswick Hills were called around 11:30 a.m. to the 5000 block of Woodcliff Circle for a fire inside of a garage attached to a home.

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Large amounts of smoke warranted a call for backup from the City of Brunswick Fire Department and Hinckley Township Fire. 

Around 11:40 a.m., fire crews reported that the blaze had reached the main living area of the residence where the fire was initially reported. With assistance from Medina Fire, Valley View Fire, Strongsville Fire and others, the fire was under control by 12:16 p.m. with no occupants or firefighters being injured in the incident. 

While officials with the Brunswick Township Fire Department say that the blaze is still under investigation at this time, Fire Chief Anthony Strazzo is reminding the public to take extra precautions when it comes to cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Strazzo says it's important to maintain "ample distance between your cooking appliance and any structure," at least 10 feet.

This is a developing story. Check back with 3News for updates. 

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