Courtesy: Craig Haupert/ Niles Daily Star
NILES A severe house fire in Niles was started by a pan of French fries.
A home in the 200 block of State Line Road went up in flames Monday morning. The homeowner tells the Niles Daily Star he was frying oil on the stove to make French fries, but when he dropped the fries in, a grease fire erupted.
A dog, a cat, and most of the family's belongings were destroyed in the fire, but fortunately none of the family was hurt.