Storage lot fire caused by portable heater

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Authorities are reminding residents about space heater safety after a morning fire destroys a storage unit.

Fire crews were dispatched to a storage lot at 378 27 1/2 Road around 4:50 a.m. Sunday morning.

The fire department says a man was working in one of the storage units and was using a propane space heater to stay warm. The heater was too close to some combustibles, and ended up starting a fire throughout the shed.

Firefighters were able to contain the flames just to the one unit, but it was a complete loss.

Fortunately no one was injured during the accident, but authorities remind all trying to keep warm this winter to make sure their heaters are in safe locations.

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