Residents not hurt in Mount Prospect house fire

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Firefighters responded to a house fire Saturday night in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.

At 11:28 p.m., firefighters arrived to a single-family home with heavy smoke coming from the basement in the 200 block of West Sunset Road, according to a statement from the Mount Prospect fire department.

The people inside the home were asleep when the fire occurred and were able to exit when the fire alarms went off, fire officials said. One homeowner was evaluated on the scene for minor exposure to smoke, and one firefighter was taken to a hospital for a minor injury.

The cause of the fire appears to be a malfunction of electrical equipment resulting in $40,000 worth of damage.

Elk Grove Township assisted the Mount Prospect fire department in bringing the fire under control in about 15 minutes, fire officials said

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