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Space heater causes house fire in first few hours of arctic temperatures

Crews responded around 1:00 a.m. to 4438 Winter Street and found smoke coming from the home.

Posted: Jan 30, 2019 9:36 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- A fire damaged a Fort Wayne home as the cold air moved into the area early Wednesday. 

Crews responded around 1:00 a.m. to 4438 Winter Street and found smoke coming from the home. 

Nobody was hurt, but a person who uses a wheelchair was rescued from the house. 

Investigators said there were multiple space heaters plugged in, which likely overloaded the electrical system and caused the blaze. 

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