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updated: 8/19/2014 10:23 PM

Fire breaks out in Northrop Grumman electrical vault room

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A reported fire and explosion late Tuesday afternoon caused an estimated $200,000 in damage at Northrop Grumman in Rolling Meadows.

The fire was contained to an electrical vault room on the first floor of the building at 600 Hicks Road in Rolling Meadows, according to Rolling Meadows Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeff Moxley. The cause of the fire is under investigation, he said.

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No one was directly injured because of the fire but, Moxley added, someone suffered a leg injury while trying to leave and was taken to the hospital.

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