MAY 17, 2006 -- Firefighters are blaming a Wilmington apartment fire on french fries. It started in a second floor apartment Wednesday night at the Chase Mooring complex. That's on Wilshire Boulevard.
Firefighters say a woman cooking french fries left the food on the stove when she went to take a shower. Within minutes, the fire had ignited. There's significant smoke and water damage to that apartment but firefighters managed to keep the blaze from spreading to the adjoining units.