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updated: 10/16/2012 10:07 PM

No injuries in fire at Schaumburg retirement community

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About 150 residents of Friendship Village in Schaumburg were displaced for a few hours late Tuesday afternoon after a small ceiling fire spread into an unoccupied apartment, authorities said.

The fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. in the C building of the retirement community at 350 W. Schaumburg Road and likely started as a result of workers soldering air conditioning units, according to Capt. Frank Chambers of the Schaumburg Fire Department.

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The fire spread into the third-floor apartment but was extinguished about 20 minutes after emergency crews were called to the scene, Chambers said.

Residents were evacuated as a precaution, but they were able to return after fire officials deemed it safe.

Damage was contained to the attic and apartment, estimated at $5,000.

No injuries were reported.

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