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updated: 8/22/2014 11:08 AM

Laptop causes small fire at Maine West

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A small fire at Maine West High School Thursday morning was extinguished quickly and caused no significant damage, officials said.

Des Plaines firefighters responded to the school, 1755 S. Wolf Road, after 10 a.m. when a laptop overheated and ignited nearby papers, according to Fire Chief Alan Wax.

Wax said school staff extinguished most of it with an extinguisher by the time firefighters arrived. Smoke filled the hallway and teachers who were participating in a faculty in-service evacuated the building. It took a little time to ventilate the hallway. There was no structural damage, and no injuries were reported.

The first day of school for students is Monday.

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