One person taken to hospital in St. Catharines kitchen fire

One person was taken to hospital after a kitchen fire in St. Catharines.

When crews arrived at the Lowell Street apartment  just before 6:30 a.m. on Sunday they discovered a small, but very smoky, fire.

One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and taken to the hospital. 

The damage is pegged at around $15,000.

An investigation revealed the apartment's smoke alarm was not working at the time of the fire.

The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal is working with St. Catharines Fire and Emergency Services to determine a cause.