Residents temporarily evacuated after laundry room fire at Oklahoma City homeless shelter

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at an Oklahoma City homeless shelter.

Firefighters responded to the scene at the Jesus House near West Sheridan Ave. and McKinley at around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Fire officials tell News 4 residents were temporarily evacuated after a fire broke out in outbuilding, that was also the laundry room, at the shelter.

No one was injured, and officials say the fire caused minor damage to the machines and room.

Officials say the fire appears to have started in a pile of clothes, which was left too close to a space heater.

The fire caused approximately $18,000 in damages.

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