Space heater causes Mount Prospect apartment fire

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(MOUNT PROSPECT) No one was injured when a space heater caused a fire Saturday morning in an apartment in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.

Firefighters responding to the blaze about 11:10 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Chariot Court found the fire in an apartment on the third floor, according to a statement from the Mount Prospect Fire Department.

The fire was contained to the third floor unit and was brought under control in about 15 minutes, fire officials said. No injuries were reported.

A malfunctioning space heater was to blame for the blaze and damage to the building was estimated at $75,000, fire officials said. Village Human Services and the American Red Cross were called to the scene to assist displaced residents.

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