Officials: Space heater sparked fire at Bridgeport housing complex

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Officials say a space heater sparked a fire Thursday at the Green Homes housing complex in Bridgeport.

The flames broke out around 4 p.m. Officials say a space heater was left too close to a bed, causing the fire.

Fire crews were able to keep the flames from spreading to other apartments.

Officials say they recommend avoiding the use of fuel-powered space heaters this season, as they could tip over and possibly cause the fluid to ignite.

Officials add that fuel-powered space heaters are illegal for indoor use and can only be used outside. They say now is also a good time to make sure residents have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

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