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Space heater responsible for overnight fire

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Dee DeQuattro

An overnight fire caused by a space heater left an apartment building evacuated and close to a dozen people standing out in the cold in New Bedford.

The fire broke out in a six-family home on Harwich Street in New Bedford around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

11 people escaped from the burning building but had to stand out in single digit temperatures while firefighters controlled the fire.

After the fire was contained 9 residents were able to return to their apartments while two had to be put up in a local hotel by the Red Cross.

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