By Tyler Renaud 
BELLEVILLE – Firefighters were able to prevent a home from being completely destroyed by a fire on Wednesday night.
At around 7:30 p.m., Belleville’s fire department  was called to a Frank Street apartment building.
Capt. Jim Donovan and those under his command discovered a kitchen fire in one of the basement apartments, according to a news release from the department.
The blaze was doused with just a little water, but the rest of the residence was heavily damaged by smoke.
A fire inspector at the scene estimated the damages to be $40,000.
An investigation is ongoing, but it’s not considered suspicious.