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Unattended candle causes fire in Albert Lea

The residents were not home at the time and it was reported by a family member who was checking on a cat.

Posted: Dec. 18, 2017 8:54 AM

Albert Lea, Minn. – A kitchen fire Friday night in Albert Lea caused around $8,000 in damage.
According to the Albert Lea Fire Department, an unattended candle was the reason for the fire, which happened at a home at 1004 Ulstad Ave.
The residents were not home at the time and it was reported by a family member who was checking on a cat.
Fire and law personnel arrived and found blackened windows and light smoke showing.
Fire crews were on scene for around two hours, and the fire was contained primarily to the kitchen.

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