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Space heater causes fire at Laura Street home

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Photo by Chattanooga Fire Department. Photo by Chattanooga Fire Department.
Photo by Chattanooga Fire Department. Photo by Chattanooga Fire Department.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

A space heater placed too close to a wall is believed to be what caused a house fire Thursday afternoon.

Chattanooga firefighters responded to the fire on Laura Street at around 4:00 p.m.

Crews were able to extinguish the flames quickly, containing the damage to a bedroom and the attic. 

Fire officials say the space heater got too hot and burst into flames.

Damages are estimated at $10,000.

No one was injured.

The fire was ruled accidental.

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