Over the weekend, the Mankato Department of Public Safety responded to a kitchen fire at 1801 Monks Avenue.  Smoke detectors alerted a resident about a fire in the area of a dishwasher, whose use of a fire extinguisher helped limit the damage.  Sprinklers activated and kept the fire under control until firefighters arrived to extinguish it.

There were no injuries in this incident. Damages are estimated at $20,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation and undetermined at this time.