Three people where asleep in a Balboa Peninsula apartment when a kitchen fire broke out over the weekend, authorities said.
Firefighters responded to the fire in the 500 block of East Balboa Boulevard at 1:53 a.m. Saturday, Newport Beach Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Schulz said in a statement.
No one was injured, and the fire was contained to one unit of the apartment building, according to the statement.
Damages were estimated to be about $80,000.
The source of the blaze was pinpointed to near the stove top, although the specific cause was still under investigation.
— Lauren Williams