A chimney malfunction caused a brief fire Friday before midnight at 422 Woolworth Avenue., the Omaha Fire Department reported.
Firefighters put it out within a few minutes. It was contained to the roof and a wall around a wood-burning furnace and chimney. The occupant wasn't home and the fire was considered accidental, the Fire Department said.
The department estimated $1,700 in damage to the structure and $500 to contents in the residence.--Rick Ruggles