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MASON CITY, Iowa - According to authorities in Mason City, a house fire broke out just before midnight Tuesday night at 1723 S. Wilson Ave. and was caused by an unattended candle.
The fire began in the basement but was extinguished quickly after the unattended candle caused a couch to start on fire.
No one was injured in the fire, but a cat was taken out of the house and wasn't breathing, the Mason City Fire Department said. It did, however, seem to begin doing better after being in fresh air.