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1 adult, 7 kids displaced by Westwood fire

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One adult and seven children have been displaced after an apartment fire in Westwood on Monday night.

Authorities say several calls were received reporting a fire at the Candlewood Apartment complex in the 2400 block of Harrison Avenue. Fire crews found a working fire on the top floor of the building and brought it under control within 10 minutes.

A woman was treating for bed bugs when an open flame came in contact with her couch causing the accidental fire.

There were smoke detectors in the apartment, but they were inoperable. Damage is estimated at $10,000. Fortunately, no one was injured.

The American Red Cross is helping the displaced family.

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