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Small fire damages northeast Oklahoma City house

A space heater toppled into a pile of clothes just after 11 a.m. Saturday, igniting a fire that burned the master bedroom and attic at 1144 Carverdale Dr., Oklahoma City fire officials said.
Oklahoman Modified: December 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm •  Published: December 1, 2012
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Fire damages northeast OKC home

A toppled space heater ignited a small fire Saturday morning in a northeast Oklahoma City home.

Firefighters extinguished the flames at 1144 Carverdale Drive before the fire spread beyond the master bedroom and attic, said Felton Morgan, a battalion chief with the city fire department.

A neighbor reported the fire about 11:15 a.m. after smelling smoke, Morgan said. The home's renters were not there, and no one was injured.

Morgan said firefighters were not sure what knocked the space heater over and into a pile of clothes. Firefighters did not find any pets in the home, he said.

Damage was limited to just a few thousand dollars, he said.

“The mornings have been colder and people start dragging their space heaters out,” he said. “Winter's our worst time of year.”