A fire in Watertown Thursday was caused by someone trying to thaw frozen pipes, according to city fire chief Dale Herman.
The fire damaged the kitchen area of 432 Maple Avenue Thursday afternoon.
Chief Herman said one person was home at the two family house, and was attempting to thaw pipes in the basement. Flames came up through a wall to the kitchen.
Nobody was hurt, though firefighters had to knock down a wall inside the house by the kitchen.