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Electrical equipment sparks fire at Crystal Lake massage therapy school

Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 1:32 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014 9:16 p.m. CST

CRYSTAL LAKE – Overheated electrical equipment caused a small fire in a Crystal Lake massage therapy school Monday, the Crystal Lake Fire Department said.

At 9:50 a.m. Monday, the fire department responded to a report of smoke inside Cortiva Institute Massage Therapy School, 241 Commerce Drive, Crystal Lake.

The building was evacuated, and the fire was put out by the time crews arrived, Crystal Lake Fire Department Battalion Chief Jerry Larsen said.

The building suffered some smoke damage and was closed while crews investigated the scene, Larsen said. He was unsure when the building would reopen.

A message to Cortiva Institute was not immediately returned Monday.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

– Jim Dallke

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