Space Heater Blamed for House Fire

Firefighters found themselves covered in ice after battling fire on 5200 block of South Lowe Avenue

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    Several Chicago firefighters wound up covered in ice after dealing with a Monday night fire that was being blamed on a space heater.

    Crews were called to the 5200 block of South Lowe Avenue at about 10:30 p.m., officials said.

    It took firefighters about an hour to get the 2-11 fire under control. No injuries were reported.

    Fire officials said window drapes were ignited by a space heater.

    The firefighting efforts were complicated by the extremely low and dangerous temperatures that gripped the Chicago area on Monday.