First responders were called into action around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday as they responded to a fire at 812 Page Blvd.
Dennis Leger, aide to Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant, told CBS 3 that the fire started in the second-floor apartment.
He said a resident placed just-purchased groceries on top of the stove, but they did not know the burners were on, and the groceries caught fire.
Leger estimated the damage to be $25,000 to $30,000.
Two families, a total of seven people, were displaced due to the fire.
They are being helped by the Red Cross.
The fire department also rescued two cats from the blaze.
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