Las Vegas Sun

October 17, 2017

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Candle blamed for house fire that does $75,000 damage

An unattended candle started a house fire this morning that did about $75,000 damage and created a column of smoke that could be seen for miles, the Clark County Fire Department reported.

A family of five was able to escape the house without injury, officials said.

The fire was reported about 7:40 a.m. at a home in the 900 block of Count Wutzke Avenue, fire officials said.

When firefighters arrived, one end of the house and the attic were engulfed in flames, and a neighboring house was being threatened, officials said. The fire was quickly brought under control, officials said.

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